Another small iPhone update is rushed out to fix a security flaw

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Apple has rushed out a pair of iPhone and iPad software updates to fix a security flaw that might already have been exploited by bad actors.The updates, iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1, only fix a single issue, which is unusual as Apple often bundles several bug and vulnerability fixes into each update. This suggests the flaw is severe enough for Apple to rush out a fix. Indeed, the support page for the updates discloses that “Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited,” which is a rare affirmation by the company that …