Major vulnerability in Bluetooth – Update your smartphone, watch, etc.

The Bluetooth that you use to connect your smart watch, speakers or other peripheral is seriously compromised. Please check that you have updated your device to the latest operating system version. This applies to iPhones and Android devices. The devices include Apple, Android smart phones, smart watches like Apple Watch and other devices (perhaps even Chrome laptops).

Failure to update your operating system may expose your confidential information to a nearby hacker who could ruin your finances and/or snoop on your messages and possibly put you in danger.

Forbes published a good explanation headlined, Update Your iPhones And Androids Now If You Don’t Want Your Bluetooth Hacked . Enough said, please just update now.

See below for how to update Android and Apple phones:

How to Update an Android

This wikiHow teaches you how to manually update an Android phone or tablet operating system. While your Android will typically update automatically, you can speed up the update process by manually updating as soon as you know an update is available.

Quick Summary

1. Connect to Wi-Fi.
2. Open Settings.
3. Tap System.
4. Tap System Update.
5. Tap Download and Install.

How to Update iOS

Two Methods:Performing an On-Device Update (Over-the-Air)Using iTunesCommunity Q&A

This wikiHow teaches you how to install the latest version of Apple’s operating system for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Performing an On-Device Update (Over-the-Air)

  1. Open “Settings.” It’s a gray app with gears that’s typically located on your home screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap “General.
  3. Tap Software “Update.” It’s at the top of the menu.
    • Tap Download and Install or Install Now. If a software update is already downloaded, the Install Now button will appear below the update description. Enter your passcode if prompted. Enter the passcode you use to unlock your phone.

      • Your phone will restart and the update process will begin.
      • In some cases, you may have to set up your phone again, although all your apps and data should be intact.You’ll need to accept legal agreements before manually downloading the update.

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