Apple Issues Security Patch for iPads with iOS Update 3.2.2


Apple has issued a fix for a security problem that could have allowed others to gain access and control of your iPad. The exploit was part of a hack that allowed users to jailbreak the device to install apps that did not come from Apple’s official App Store. The update fixes a security flaw that could allow a malicious PDF file to compromise the operating system (iOS) of the iPad. You can download and install the update through iTunes on the computer where you sync your iPad. Connect your iPad, select it under Devices in the list on the left and look for the Update notice. The iOS 3.2.2 update file is large (nearly 460MB) and downloading may take an hour or more, depending on the speed of your Internet connection. A similar update patches the same problem on the iPhone.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.