Apple Has Released An Emergency Update For iOS, iPadOS, and WatchOS
iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users, Apple has released an EMERGENCY update (March 27, 2021). This update fixes an issue that Apple considers as “Actively Exploited”. Today’s post will review the updated details.
An important note on the update is that it includes a fix for iOS 12.5.2, which are older iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. Apple Releases Emergency Updates
About The Update
Normally updates by Apple are released once a month. However, out-of-sequence updates are possible when Apple discovers an issue with a product. With the current update, the issue appears to be actively being exploited by people with bad intentions. Today’s update by Apple is for just that kind of situation. According to the information released by Apple, the Google Threat Analysis Group found an issue that could cause “Universal cross-site scripting”.
The issue involves you visiting a website that has been compromised. When you visit the site, your Apple device allows that site to make changes to your device. Changes that the bad guys can use against you, like recording information you enter.
It is interesting to note that Apple isn’t just sending this update out for current devices, they are also including older iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices as well.
Getting The Update
If you haven’t received notification about the update yet
- iPhone and iPad users – Go to Settings -> General -> Software Updates. Note: Had to go into Software Updates 2 times before the update prompt.
- Apple Watch – Go to the Apple Watch App
Those on iPhone or iPad will see the update screen to start the install of the update.
Keeping your devices updated is important. Updates like the one just released today by Apple are even more important. Update your devices ASAP.
- Apple – Security Updates Notifications
Apple Releases Emergency Updates