The tech giant is slowing down old devices regularly, since it is not practical to provide continuous updates to all phones, which puts users ’phones in the long run.
Speaking with The Sun, Brian Higgins, a security specialist at Comparitech.com, said: “Unsupported software and hardware pose an incredible risk to consumers, because there is no protection from cyber criminals. Not all vulnerabilities will be common knowledge among The criminal community only, where users will not be able to download anti-virus software, and unsupported devices will not accept any recent security patches, which makes them “incredibly vulnerable”.Internet pirates can use photos, social media, contacts and bank details to earn money illegally.
It can also be said that it is shocking how quickly, with which phones can become out of date with security updates. For example, iPhone 6 and any older devices cannot be updated to the latest iOS 13 software from Apple.
And the situation will be worse for “Android” phones, many of which stop receiving updates, after only two or 3 years.
In some cases, Android phones were disconnected from updates after a year or less. The hackers see these old devices as easy targets, and they can attack your phone in several different ways. So, it is important to check online to see if your device is still receiving software updates.