Apple issues iOS 14.4 Upgrade for iPhones – Why it is Important to Upgrade Now!

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  • iOS 14.4 rolled out on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 and in addition to new features and bug fixes, it also patches three security flaws that Apple reports may have been actively exploited.
  • One of the security flaws affected the kernel, and two others affected the Safari WebKit engine.
  • If you own an iPhone or iPad that can run iOS 14.4 or iPadOS 14.4, download the update now.

Apple reports:

iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4

Released January 26, 2021

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: A race condition was addressed with improved locking.

CVE-2021-1782: an anonymous researcher

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2021-1871: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2021-1870: an anonymous researcher

How to Upgrade

Keeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your Apple product’s security.

Note that after a software update is installed for iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS, it cannot be downgraded to the previous version.