- Apple said 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.
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Apple on Tuesday released a new iOS software update that includes fixes for three security weaknesses in the former version.
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 news.
To protect the security of their iPads and iPhones, Apple users should immediately update to iOS 14.4, which the company rolled out with fixes for the security flaws.
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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.
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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.
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