The security update is critical, Apple: download it now! 

The security update is critical, Apple: download it now! 

Security update Apple – Apple released security updates for iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8, WatchOS 7.6.2, and macOS Big Sur 11.6, which are considered important to be downloaded immediately.

Apple released iOS 14.8 along with iPadOS 14.8, WatchOS 7.6.2, and macOS Big Sur 11.6. This update is here to patch several security issues that the company says have been actively exploited. Apple is reminding users iPhoneiPad, and Watch to jump right into it today (September 14).

“This update provides an important security update and is recommended for all users,” Apple said, as reported by Slashgear.

For iOS and iPadOS, the update focuses on CoreGraphics, which allows unauthorized code from “maliciously generated PDFs” to be executed, once opened via iPhone or iPad. 

Not only that, but Apple is also working to tackle WebKit exploits, namely “maliciously generated content” that Apple says can result in arbitrary code execution. As for the Apple Watch, watchOS 7.6.2 will fix the CoreGraphics issue.

While not as exciting as other updates that bring new features, they are important for all users to install. Because according to Apple, WebKit and CoreGraphics problems have been actively exploited so far and can become targets for hackers.

The iPhones and iPads that can download the update include iPhone 6s, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch 7th generation.

To get updates, go to the Settings menu, select “General,” then “Software Update.” or if it’s due, the device will ask you to update.

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Source: MacWorld

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