Apple Tells iPhone and iPad Users to Update Now to Block Hackers

Apple has released an update this week for iOS 14 to fix three security vulnerabilities, which may have allowed the devices to be actively exploited by hackers.

Thanks to an anonymous tip, the company was alerted and they immediately worked on creating the necessary fixes with the recent iOS 14.4 update.

The tech giant announced the news on its site Tuesday, informing its users that an update was released to patch three issues on the iPhone 6 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, iPad Air 2 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation).

They did not say more details about it, saying “for our customers’ protection, Apple doesn’t disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available.”

Two of the bugs were found on Apple’s WebKit (which CNN describes as an open source browser engine used by iOS and Safari browsers) and one bug was found on Kernel (which TechCrunch called “the core of the operating system”).

On the WebKit vulnerability, Apple said “a remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution.”

On the Kernel flaw, Apple said “a malicious application may be able to elevate privileges.”

Even if there are really no problems showing on their devices at this time, iPhone and iPad users are highly advised to update to iOS 14.4 as soon as possible.

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