Here’s Why You Should Update Your Apple Devices Immediately
Fix this serious security issue by downloading iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 ASAP.
A flaw buried in the coding of previous versions of iOS and iPadOS could’ve allowed hackers to take over Apple devices and execute malicious commands — and the software and electronics giant reportedly found out months ago.
That’s why users need to download and install iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 right away.
Inside Hook notes that this “issue was actually discovered in March by security researcher Saar Amar” and points out his tweet about it:
So, as it turns out, an LPE vulnerability I found 4 months ago in IOMFB is now patched in iOS 14.7.1 as in-the-wild. I wanted to share some knowledge and details about the bug and some ways to exploit it. Hope you'll find it useful, check it out! https://t.co/fxLTJZgc3B
— Saar Amar (@AmarSaar) July 26, 2021
To be clear (to those who are ready to nerd out), the “LPE” in “LPE vulnerability” means “Local Privilege Escalation.” A hacker with the right skillset and knowledge of the exploit could essentially commandeer a user’s phone and dig into critical accounts used for banking or crypto trading or anything private, really. Take over completely, that is, or escalate the situation to the worst possible outcome for the person whose phone is under attack.
The fix is pretty simple. See the image above; you’ll go into Settings, then to General, select Software Update, and then Download and Install.
There are enough scary bugs going around. Download 14.7.1 to make sure you can at least stay free of digital infections.