Apple releases important iPhone, iPad, Mac and Watch security patches – TechCrunch

Apple has released a set of security updates for iPhones, iPads, Macs and Watches. There are no new features – but these are updates that you still want to install.

As part of these security improvements, iPhones and iPads will iOS and iPadOS 14.4.1 update, Watch users Will update 7.3.2 And macOS Big Sur Will update on 11.2.3. On older versions of MacOS they can install the latest version of Safari, Bumping On version 14.0.3.

Apple says these are “important” security updates and “recommended for all users.”

These patches fix the same vulnerability – a memory corruption bug in WebKit, the engine that powers Apple’s Safari browser. The bug can be traced to a malicious web page containing code, which can exploit the vulnerability. Once exploited, an attacker can run malicious code on the affected Apple device.

The bug was reported by Google and Microsoft, but is not believed to be actively exploited by malicious hackers, contrary to recent security flaws.

Last month, Apple pushed iOS 14.4 to fix three WebKit vulnerabilities. “Was being actively exploited.” The vulnerabilities were chained together to break into the underlying iPhone software.

If you haven’t already, update today.