Apple surprisingly released the iOS 14.8 update before the event it will hold tomorrow. The update fixes two major vulnerabilities.
The company, which is expected to launch the official version of the iOS 15 update tomorrow, will provide users with a security patch before that. iOS 14.8 released the update. In addition, afterwards; watchOS 7.6.2, iPadOS 14.8 and macOS Big Sur 11.6 also released the update.
Apple releases iOS 14.8 update ahead of dev event
Apple did not include new features in its updates on iOS 14 in recent months. The company continued this in iOS 14.8 and released an update containing only security patches.
According to the update notes, iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 focus on two issues in CoreGraphics and WebKit. The first” is the maliciously created PDF. This leads to a security issue that allows execution of unauthorized code when opened on iPhone or iPad.
On the other hand, there is a similar problem in the Webkit exploit. It was also found to contain malicious web content that could lead to arbitrary code execution. Fortunately, Apple has closed both vulnerabilities with the new update.
iOS/iPadOS 14.8 update available for both iPhones and iPads; Downloadable for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation).
You can also go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad, select “General” and then “Software Update” and install the latest update on your devices.