iOS 14.5.1: Apple Issues Important Security Update

Apple store in NYC. The tech giant is urging users to update to iOS 14.5.1.

Written by: Jay H.

Just one week after Apple released iOS 14.5, the tech giant is urging users to upgrade to iOS 14.5.1. This back-to-back update is for a good reason since it fixes several critical security vulnerabilities cybercriminals are actively exploiting.

According to a post from Apple regarding the security content of iOS 14.5.1, two WebKit bugs may be “actively exploited.” WebKit is a layout engine designed to let web browsers display webpages used by Safari and other iOS web browsers.

These vulnerabilities affect the iPhone 6s and newer, all iPad Pro models, the iPad 5th generation or newer, the iPad Air 2 or newer, the iPad Mini 4 or newer, and the latest iPod touch.

Furthermore, Apple released similar updates for Macs with MacOS 11.3.1, the Apple Watch with WatchOS  7.41.1, and older iPhones and iPad with iOS 12.5.3.

If you use an impacted device, you should update your device immediately. To install the update, open Settings, then General, then Software Update and follow the prompts.

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