Update your iPhone as soon as possible. Apple rolled out two new updates over the weekend for users of its flagship product. These fixes aim to address a critical vulnerability within a component of the device operating system that can allow third parties to run a program to redirect to a malicious site or retrieve personal data.
Apple indicates on its site that it is aware of a report according to which this flaw has already been actively exploited. This means that the security of iPhones running versions older than the latest software update is theoretically compromised.
IPhone and iPad owners are therefore encouraged to install iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2 updates on their device. You are also advised to update the Apple Watch to version 7.3.3 of its software. Devices older than iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2, and iPad 5 can install iOS version 12.5.2.
These updates are accessible in the “Software updates” tab of the generous device settings. Apple had already closed an iPhone security hole at the end of January. The next major update to the iPhone and iPad operating system is set to launch soon with a controversial feature that is supposed to limit ad tracking by app publishers.