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iOS 7.1.2 Improves iBeacon

by Josh Centers

Apple has released iOS 7.1.2, which you can download via Settings > General > Software Update or install via iTunes. The 23.1 MB download (1.4 GB if downloaded via iTunes), improves iBeacon “connectivity and stability,” fixes data transfer for some third-party accessories (like bar code scanners), and corrects issues with the data protection of Mail attachments.

iOS 7.1.2 includes a number of security improvements [1], including an update to the certificate trust policy, a fix for an issue that could cause the device to restart unexpectedly, corrections for Activation Lock bypasses, and solutions to a number of issues that could allow arbitrary code execution.

Apple also updated the second- and third-generation Apple TV to version 6.1.2, with its own set of security updates [2] to prevent insufficiently authorized iTunes Store purchases, unexpected restarts, memory being disclosed to an attacker, and the ubiquitous arbitrary code execution.

[1]: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6297
[2]: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6298