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iPhone 5 users may lose access to internet services

Users who are still using iPhone 5 are advised to update their device software by the end of this weekend. If not, users can lose their internet access. The users are being pushed to update their former iOS gadgets. Many of them have got the popups on iPhone 5. However, software update notifications on iPad 4 have not appeared yet. The issue with this is that those devices are jailbroken. The main problem is that these devices are now outdated.

"People who are unable to install iOS 10.3.4 updates by 3 November can be deprived of features that depend on the right time and date," says Apple. This covers Apple's iStore, email, online surfing, and iCloud. While iOS 10.3.4 may not be the newest variant of the iOS system, it is the most up-to-date available for the model. Users of former iPhones are also notified to revive their system software if they want to have precise GPS tracking services.

How can iPhone 5 users update their devices?

The users have been getting pop-up notes recently, prompting them to replace it with the newest iOS update. The software updates can be installed either wirelessly or by using a computer before November 3. Following November 3, the users would have to attach their iPhone 5 to a Mac or computer as the wireless updates option will no longer function. The company also says that "the users of the iPhone 5 should check if their devices are running on software version 10.3.4."

Other Apple models that are concerned- 

"Users of the iPhone 4S and some earlier variants of the iPad should update to the newest software for the proper working of the GPS location services." says the technology giant. Users of first-generation iPad mini, 4th generation iPad, and other earlier models are also covered in the list. Fortunately, users of the newer models are not concerned with this. Devices that run on wifi only are also safe. "iPhone 5 was a huge success story when it was first launched in 2012. Around 2 million devices were pre-ordered inside the 24 hrs of the launch. It was also the first phone to have a lightning charger. To date, around 70 million phones have been sold," says Apple.

The Six-Digit iPhone Passcode now isn’t Secure; Users Recommended to Choose a Longer Alpha-Numeric Code

There is no doubt that Apple has consistently and relentlessly resorted to various ways in order to make its products more secure in the course of recent years, however the devices haven't been at any point of time, impervious . As recently Apple has expanded the iOS security after some time, the hackers and security researchers, thusly, have also stepped up and the final product is apparently an endless game wherein Apple tries to shore up security openings faster than the said programmers can misuse them.

Also, the way things are presently, it shows up as though Apple has a lot of catching up to do. For instance, Recently Cellebrite uncovered that it would now be able to access any locked iPhone running redundancy of iOS back-pedaling to iOS 5. All the more as of late, expression of another iPhone hacking machine named GrayKey started making waves on the web. GrayKey is a relatively simple device that can hack into most iPhones, the reports say.

And as anyone might expect, the device, which has a base cost of $15,000, has ended up being exceedingly favored among the law enforcement agencies.

Presently in case you're determined on keeping the contents of your iPhone protected from prying eyes, your most solid option is to utilize a password that is preferred to be longer than six digits. Furthermore, for additional security, you'd be encouraged to think of an alphanumeric password too.

The reason why is because  as indicated by Cryptographer Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins , here's to what extent it apparently takes GrayKey to crack iOS passwords of changing lengths. As confirmed in the tweet below, a 6-digit password can be cracked in around 11 hours on an average.

While longer passwords surely give an additional layer of security, but the reality is that most users will never pick a 10-digit password. And at one point, there should be a balance maintained amongst convenience and security. So, in case you're not in a situation to forfeit security for any reason, at that point you should simply try to think of a long alpha-numeric password.

While the default iOS password now remains at 6 digits, it used to be 4 a couple of years back, there is a possibility for the users to opt for a more extended alpha-numeric code. And so, to get to this alternative, go to Settings > Touch ID and Password. From that point, you would see a "Password Options" tag that should give you a chance to pick a custom alphanumeric code for your iPhone.