A number of iOS security holes, known to have been exploited by attackers to remotely hack iPhones and iPads, have now been patched by Apple.
The tech giant has published a key software update for iPhones and iPads that stops hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS and iPadOS operating systems to take control of your devices.
The recently uncovered security flaws could be exploited to spy on confidential information or to circumvent security measures on your device, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) says.
You should have already received a notification that the update is available, and you just have to tap on “Install Now” if you haven’t done so already.
Those who have not yet been offered the update should alternatively do the following: Connect the device to the charger, connect to WiFi and then go to “Settings/General/Software update”. Then tap on “Download and install”.
After installation, your iPhone or iPad should be running iOS 14.2 or iPadOS 14.2, or version 12.4.9 for supported older devices. – dpa