Update your iPhone - Apple just disclosed hackers may have 'actively exploited' a vulnerability in its iOS
Applesaid Tuesday that hackers may have "actively exploited" three security bugs found in its operating system.
- The vulnerabilities impact iPhone and iPad users, who should immediately update to
iOS 14.4 as a precaution.
- You can find available software updates in your iPhone under the "General" section of your Settings app.
Apple on Tuesday released a new iOS
The company said on its support website that it is aware of the three security bugs and that they "may have been actively exploited." The company also said it does not disclose details regarding security issues "until an investigation has occurred."
Apple did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. TechCrunch first reported the
To protect the security of their iPads and
Two of the security vulnerabilities were found in WebKit, according to the security update page on Apple's support website. As TechCrunch notes, WebKit is an open-source browser engine used by the Safari web browser. These security bugs may enable remote hackers to "cause arbitrary code execution," Apple said.
The third security bug was found in Kernel, part of Apple's operating software framework. All three security flaws were discovered by anonymous researchers and affect Apple users with iPhone 6s models and later, as well as iPad Air 2 or later.
Apple rolled out its iOS 14 software in September with major upgrades like widgets for your home screen and the option to choose a different web browser than Safari, which Apple has long set as the default. Other changes include incoming calls appearing in the form of a banner instead of dominating the entire screen.
You can find which version of Apple's iOS is on your phone by starting in the "Software Update" area of the "General" section in your Settings app.
- It's never been more clear: companies should give up on back to office and let us all work remotely, permanently
- Amazon is investigating its lawyers for allegedly bribing Indian government officials
- Mossad assassinated Iran's top nuclear scientist using an AI-powered, remote-controlled machine gun, report says
- Durex takes down its latest social media post on the bus scene from Netflix’s Sex Education after internet users call it ‘insensitive’
- Three reasons why this might be a good time to buy Bitcoin
- Sony ZV-E10 vlogging camera with interchangeable lens launched in India
- US, India, Japan, Australia to sign pact for stepping up chip production, reduce dependence on China
- Here’s how to schedule an email in Gmail