If you own an iPad, iPhone, or Mac, You should definitely update your device right away. How is that? Because there are brand new patches if you don’t want to be hacked.
Today, Apple unexpectedly released iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1, the latest updates for the company’s phones and tablets. The company also released macOS Big Sur 11.5.1, a patch that fixes a minor bug after macOS Big Sur 11.5 was released last week.
These latest updates address the zero-day exploit which Apple claims has seen exploitation by hackers around the world. this weakness, CVE-2021-30807, could allow the hacker to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges, essentially allowing them to hack your device in a very simple way.
Here is the Apple report:
Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, iPod touch (7th generation)
Impact: The application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue has been actively exploited.
Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.
CVE-2021-30807: Unidentified Researcher
According to The Record, although it is not clear who is exploiting this vulnerability, there are several suspects:
“While there is a good chance that this ‘zero-day’ is a new exploit that the iOS jailbreaking community is using to root iPhones, it is not even clear if zero-day is somehow linked to the NSO Group, an Israeli company that sells hacking tools iPhone for governments around the world which has recently been the focus of a large number of investigative reports exposing some of the previous hacks.”
While it’s hard to know exactly who’s trying to get their hands on your Apple device, you obviously never want them to succeed. So, update now!
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