Apple rolls out software update with important security fix
Apple's latest software update for iPhones and iPads also comes with a security fix. iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2 comes with a critical security fix, and it should be installed by all users. This update comes after iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1 were released earlier this month, and with an important security fix.
The latest iOS 14.4.2 and iPad OS 14.4.2 updates are available to download and install. It's 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, and iPod touch (7th generation). To download it, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
Apple in its support page explained that the vulnerability CVE-2021-1879 was reported by Clement Lecigne and Billy Leonard of Google Threat Analysis Group. It explains the security issues as “Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to universal cross site scripting. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”
Not just the recent devices but even the older ones appear to have been affected by this security issue. Apple has rolled out iOS 12.5.2 with the fix for older devices including iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation). The update is available for Apple Watch users as well with watchOS 7.3.3. If you own any of these devices you should update to the latest update immediately.