Apple warns users to update their operating systems to fix security issues


Apple is urging iPhone and iPad users to promptly update their operating systems to fix security bugs. After exploits were found in Kernel and Webkit and reported by “an anonymous researcher,” Apple pushed out the security patches on Tuesday as part of its new iOS 14.4 software, which also includes fixes for keyboard and allows smaller QR codes to be read by the camera. The company said three security flaws “may have been actively exploited.” A remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution,” the company said in the description notes. It did not reveal too many specifics about the bugs, noting “Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available.”


The company said additional details will be available soon. To update iPhone or iPad to iOS 14.4, users can go to Settings, General then Software Update. Apple recently shared another warning regarding its iPhone 12, which notifies users with pacemakers not to bring their iPhone close to their breast. Apple confirmed the risk applies to all iPhone 12 models – iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max – and the two MagSafe chargers, the MagSafe Charger and the foldable MagSafe Duo Charger.