All you need to know about the vulnerability discovered on the iPhone and iPad devices

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Apple has released an update for iPhone, iPad and watches to correct a vulnerability being actively attacked by hackers, according to TechCranch.

The security update arrives in iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2, which also covers a patch for older devices such as iOS 12.5.2, watchOS is also updated to 7.3.3.

Apple said the vulnerability, which security researchers discovered in the Google Project Zero project, may have been “actively exploited” by hackers. The error is found in WebKit, the browser engine that powers Safari across all Apple devices.

It is not known who is actively exploiting vulnerabilities, or who might be a victim.

Apple did not say whether the attack targeted a small subset of users or whether it was a broader attack.

This is the third time, according to TechCrunch statistics, that Apple is pushing a security update only this year to fix bugs under the active attack.

Earlier this month, the company released corrections for similar WebKit vulnerabilities.



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