Apple just issued this urgent warning to iPhone users and you need to read it - Yahoo Entertainment
May 06, 2021 2 mins, 56 secs
When Apple typically issues mid-cycle iOS updates, I don’t always update my iPhone immediately.

Especially if the new update doesn’t address any serious security issues or have any compelling new features, I’ve never been in a rush to update my phone if things are already running smoothly.

The recent release of iOS 14.5.1, however, is an exception and an update you’ll probably want to download as soon as possible.

Just a few days later, Apple rolled out an iOS 14.5.1 update that it said addressed a bug associated with its App Tracking Transparency feature.

An Apple support document, however, reveals that the new iOS update also addresses two serious security issues.

While it’s not uncommon for iOS updates to tackle security issues or bugs, this update is different insofar that the security issues at play may have already been exploited in the wild.

In other words, these aren’t theoretical security issues, but rather security issues with potentially real-world consequences.

Addressing the two security issues, Apple notes that it’s aware that both of them “may have been actively exploited.”.

Both security issues involve WebKit and involve all iPhone models going all the way back to the iPhone 6s.

A number of iPad models are impacted as well:.

Apple details the security content of its iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1 updates as follows:.

Available 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).

Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Available 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).

Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Apple hasn’t provided more detailed information about how the issues above may have been exploited, but you’ll still want to update to iOS 14.5.1 as soon as you can.

Security issues aside, there are several other reasons to update to 14.5.1 if you’re still running iOS 14.4 or an even older iteration of iOS.

Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch?

Ability to unlock your ‌iPhone‌ X and later with Apple Watch Series 3 and later when you attempt to use Face ID while wearing a face mask.

Precision Finding uses visual, audible, and haptic feedback to guide you directly to your nearby AirTag using Ultra Wideband provided by the U1 chip on iPhone 11 and ‌iPhone 12‌ models.

5G international roaming enabled on supported carriers on ‌iPhone 12‌ models.

The study participants were divided into those who described their self-reported alcohol intake as low – less than one drink per week, moderate – one to 14 drinks – or high, at more than 14

Around 15 per cent experienced a major adverse cardiovascular event, with 17 per cent in the low alcohol intake group and 13 per cent in the moderate intake group

Findings showed that, compared with low or no alcohol intake, those who reported drinking in moderation had a 20 per cent lower chance of experiencing a major cardiovascular event and lower stress-related brain activity

"The current study suggests that moderate alcohol intake beneficially impacts the brain-heart connection

Apple is always coming out with innovative features, and its newest iOS 14.5 update is much needed, especially because some of it focuses on current pandemic-related issues

The tech giant just launched a feature that allows users to unlock their iPhone with their Apple Watch - and, most importantly, it can be done with a mask on

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