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Apple Watch, Mac, iPad, and iPhone receive important security updates

By   Sumit Horo

Date: Mar 10, 2021

  • Apple considers these updates to be important security patches.
  • The new security patches will address the same vulnerability issue, particularly a memory corruption problem in WebKit.

American multinational tech giant Apple Inc. has reportedly introduced new security updates for its electronics line up Apple Watches, Macs, iPads, and iPhones. Although there are no new features, Apple claims these updates to be important security patches and recommends users install them soon.

While iPads and iPhones are updated to iPadOS and iOS 14.4.1, the macOS has been updated to 11.2.3 and watch OS with 7.3.2, as a part of these security fixes. Older versions of macOS can also install the latest versions of Apple’s graphical web browser Safari, updating the version to 14.0.3.

These new security patches will address the same vulnerability issue, particularly a memory corruption problem in WebKit. For those unaware, Webkit is the primary engine that powers the Safari browser.

This bug can be activated by opening a malicious web page which can apparently exploit the vulnerability. This allows an attacker to run malicious code on the affected Apple devices.

These bugs were first reported by Microsoft and Google, however, initially were not believed to be exploited by malicious hackers.

Apple had released iOS 14.4 update to fix around three WebKit vulnerabilities that have been actively exploited. These bugs were then chained together to break into the iPhone software.

Meanwhile, Apple has confirmed that it will start producing iPhone 12 in India. It is worth noting that the tech giant has been shifting some of its production to India from China.

The company currently developers the iPhone Se, iPhone 11, and the iPhone XR in India, through its contract manufacturing partners, Wistron Corporation and Foxconn Technology Group.

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Sumit Horo

Armed with a graduate degree in Visual Communication, Sumit started his career as social media marketing intern along with some freelancing jobs, and then finally decided to take writing seriously. He currently writes articles for xyz.com. When not writing, he can be found sketching or shopping for books.

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