Apple has rolled out an update to iOS 14 with a major security patch. Version 14.4.2 addresses a loophole in Safari and other third-party browsers that could allow your iPhone or iPad to be hacked. The brand claims that the problem may have been “actively” exploited.
If you’ve received a notification advising you to install the latest iOS 14 update, you’d better listen to Apple. The Californian firm has deployed version iOS 14.4.2 with an important security patch for Webkit, the browser tool developed by Apple and used in particular for Safari and other iOS web browsers.
However, this is the second time that Apple has invited its users to quickly update their devices for a problem with Webkit.
A security update for older iPhones
This security flaw would allow hackers to take advantage of your browser to ” maliciously process web content ‘. « Apple is aware of a report that this problem may have been actively exploited ”, however, note the brand on its site Support. Installing the update is therefore strongly recommended.
IOS 14.4.2 update is for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, iPod Touch 7th generation.
Apple Watch Series 3 and later could also be impacted and watchOS 7.3.3 update comes in support.
As reported Mashable, older devices are not forgotten. Apple also rolled out the iOS 12.5.2 update to correct the issue.
How do I update to iOS 14.4.2?
If you haven’t turned on automatic update or it doesn’t immediately appear in your Settings (a number 1 next to General), you can go and check for yourself if the update is available.
Go to Settings> General> Software Update. Your device will search for the latest available update and offer to install it.