iOS 14.4.2 fixes a dangerous Safari exploit


If you have an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, you may want to update your devices as soon as possible. This is because Apple released iOS 14.4.2 which contains a fix to an exploit in Safari that could allow hackers to manipulate websites through cross-site scripting when viewed on your mobile devices through Safari.

Although exploits and bugs are found from time to time, this seems to be a particularly dangerous exploit, since, according to Apple, hackers already use this exploit in the wild. This means that this is not a theoretical hack, but a hack that is actually used. This explains why Apple is asking users to update their devices quickly.

Apple also usually submits its updates to developers for beta testing and app compatibility checking first, but it seems that situation is urgent enough if Apple sent it straight for release. Interestingly, this only affects the mobile version of Safari as the macOS version of Safari is not affected by this exploit, so Mac users don’t have to worry about this particular issue.

If you still don’t see the notification, just go to your iPhone / iPad’s settings, go to General, then tap Software Update to manually check for and get the update.

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Katherine Clark