Why you need to update your iPhone software. Right now.

Today, Apple released its latest update iOS 10.1 — and experts are urging users to update their products as soon as possible.

As security engineer Marco Grassi explained on Twitter earlier today, the latest version of IOS fixes a scary security hole.

“Upgrade to iOS 10.1 right now,” he tweeted, alongside a screen shot highlighting part of Apple’s Security Update information.

“It fixes a remote code execution vulnerability that’s exploited by getting you to open a malicious JPEG.”

Discovered by security researcher Marco Grassi, the CoreGraphics bug lets hackers take over an Apple product through the use of hacked JPEG images — meaning that in order to get access to your phone, all a hacker has to do is get you to look at an image.

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No downloading, no installing, just looking at an image.

Screenshot via Apple Support

Think about how many images you view on your phone. This is a serious security hole you should protect yourself against as soon as possible.

To update directly on your device, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

And while you’re at it, update your Mac computer operating system as well. Lee says Mac OS X Sierra 10.12 has the same vulnerability.

To update your computers OS, open iTunes, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Or if you’re overwhelmed you can just go without phone all together, like Jessie did for a week

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On second thought, just update your Apple devices.

H/T: NY Mag

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