Indian Computer Emergency Response Team(CERT-IN) has issued a severe advisory for people using Apple Watch OS before 8.7. According to the advisory, a security flaw could allow hackers to bypass the security system and remotely access personal data simply by running malicious code.
CERT-IN Report Details
Mashable India reports that the issue currently affects Indian users only. The advisory urges that the users apply the patches to fix the vulnerability or upgrade their watches to the latest version as soon as possible.
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Until you apply the patches or upgrade, you are advised not to connect your device to public Wi-Fi networks and to keep a close eye on any suspicious activity.
You can update your Apple Watch via the Apple Watch App on your iPhone by simply going to Settings=> General=> Software Update. Make sure that your smartphone and watch have at least 50% of battery in it, and make sure it is close to your iPhone. Once the update starts, do not disconnect your device until the process is complete.