Apple updates iOS, iPadOS to fix WebKit security hack flaws

Apple has released an iOS update to address a number of security vulnerabilities that may have already been exploited by hackers to target iPhone users.

The security update for iOS and iPadOS fixes two holes in the WebKit engine that powers Safari and other browsers, as well as another kernel-level flaw that could affect the entire operating system.

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Apple he said he is “aware of a report that this problem may have been actively exploited” for all three.

The update to version 14.4 of the respective operating systems is available for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later and 7th generation iPod touch.

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Earlier this week Apple began warning iPhone 12 customers not to let it get too close to a pacemaker. Image: Josh Edelson / AFP

Like most companies, Apple doesn’t talk about security issues until they have been investigated and hopefully fixed to avoid making the vulnerabilities public to hackers, but now that an update is available, your options are to update or risk being targeted by cybercriminals who know the flaws now.

The security flaw comes a few days after Apple began warning customers who bought an iPhone 12 not to get it too close to implanted medical devices such as pacemakers.

Originally published as Urgent Notice to Update iPhone


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