Apple’s iPhones and iPads have got a new software update. The iPad OS 14.4.1 and iOS 14.4.1 are peripherals but carried significant security patches. The latest update is useful for all compatible iPhones.
“The new software update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users, mentioned in the release notes of iOS 14.4.1 and iPad OS 14.4.1. But according to 9to5Mac, Apple’s webpage has further detail about the new update.
To install the new update, iPad and iPhone users will have to go for Settings>General> Software update. The update available for iPhone 6s and later, iPad mini 4 and later, iPad Air 2 and later, and iPod touch (7th-gen).
Moreover, the update fixes the vulnerability in WebKit, third-party browsers on iOS, and the browser engine used by Safari.
The security page of the company describes the vulnerability as; Affect: the processing of fiercely designed web content that may cause peremptory code execution. Explanation: the improved sanctions covered the memory corruption problem. CVE-2021-1844: Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group and Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research.
Apple has yet released two iOS updates with security patches in the present year. The company rolled up the first update in early January. The first update fixed three vulnerabilities that led hackers to attack devices remotely. Two of the vulnerabilities were identified in WebKit which was denoted as “a remote hacker can cause an arbitrary code execution”.
In addition to these, the company is also working on the new iOS 14 update which is expected to release soon. The next update will be rollout with new features and slight UI tweaks.