Apple releases iOS 14.4.2 version with key security fix: Why iPhone, iPad users must update software immediately

By: |
March 28, 2021 6:43 PM

The tech giant also knows about reports regarding the active exploitation of the bug.

The software update containing the bug fix has been released by Cupertino just days ahead of its developer beta release of iOS 14.5.

Apple iPhone: iPhone maker Apple has released iOS 14.4.2 for iPhone as well as iPad devices, and the software update is bringing a security fix for critical vulnerabilities. Cupertino said that the update contained a fix for the Webkit bug which might have been exploited actively by malicious sites to perform cross-site scripting arbitrarily. The tech giant also knows about reports regarding the active exploitation of the bug.

Users can download the latest iOS update by heading to the Settings app on their phones and going to the ‘General’ tab. Users would find the ‘Software Update’ tab here, which might indicate that an update is available with the help of a red badge on the right side of the tab. Upon clicking this tab, the users would be able to see the pending updates, if any, and here they can choose to download and install these updates.

The software update containing the bug fix has been released by Cupertino just days ahead of its developer beta release of iOS 14.5 next month, which would apparently come with several key updates. A major update expected in iOS 14.5 is the ability of Apple Watch users to unlock their iPhone using the smartwatch, and another one being users having the ability to unlock their phone even if they were wearing a mask, which has become an essential due to the coronavirus pandemic.

App Tracking Transparency is also expected to be introduced in the new update, with the help of which, users would be shown new permission dialogues in apps before the latter would be able to share user-identifying information with third parties.

Apart from this, Cupertino has released watchOS 7.3.3, along with iOS 12.5.2, a patch update for iOS 12, for iPhones 5s and 6, the third-gen iPad mini, first-gen iPad Air as well as sixth-gen iPod touch.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Among Us!, Toca Life World among winners of Apple 2021 App Store Awards: Full list here
2Spotify 2021 Wrapped goes live to give recollection of everything you listened to this year
3Microsoft announces Teams Essentials for SMBs: Top features, India pricing and everything to know