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Update your iPhone, iPad and Mac NOW! Apple issues update to protect users from chip flaw

LONDON Jan 9: Apple has released an updated version of its operating system software to fix a major microchip security flaw that affected nearly all computer chips made in the last decade, Daily Mail reported.
Last week, Alphabet Inc's Google and other security researchers disclosed two major chip flaws, one called Meltdown affecting only Intel Corp chips and one called Spectre, that left computing devices vulnerable to hackers.
'iOS 11.2.2 includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre,' the firm said.
The technology giant also released software updates for its Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch.
The iPhone maker had said on Thursday it will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs.
Apple had also said that there were no known instances of hackers taking advantage of the flaw.
'For our customers' protection, Apple doesn't disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available,' the company said on its website.
The iOS update is available for iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation, it said. - Daily Mail