APPLE has released a security fix for a dangerous iOS, iPadOS, and macOS bug that is being actively exploited by cyber-criminals.
The tech giant has labelled the flaw as a ‘zero-day’ vulnerability, which is a term used to describe a security issue that may have been actively exploited by cybercriminals.
The issue, labelled as CVE-2021-30807, is said to affect an extension that affects how a device’s memory impacts the screen display.
An attacker that exploits this flaw could reportedly take full control over the device.
Apple has not publicly elaborated on the bug being exploited in the wild but said it was aware it could be.
Several security researchers have been publishing detailed reports about the issue online.
Users of iPhones, iPads and Macs are advised to update their software immediately.
You should be looking for macOS Big Sur 11.5.1, iOS 14.7.1, and iPadOS 14.7.1 when you go to update.
The iOS update is only avaliable for iPhone 6s or later.
This is Apple’s 13th zero-day patch this year.
May was Apple’s busiest month for zero-day patches with a worrying four fixes needed to be released.
It’s unclear whether the recent zero-day bug is related to NSO Group, an Israeli company that’s been in the news recently for selling iPhone hacking tools to governments.
How to update your iPhone
To update your iPhone, head to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone.
This will show you any available software updates, including iOS 14.7.1.
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