- Apple has released an update to iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2 that addresses a key security vulnerability.
- The security update is 203.9MB in size, and it is strongly advised that all users download it immediately.
- The vulnerability CVE-2021-1879 (WebKit), which was identified by Clement Lecigne and Billy Leonard of Google Threat Analysis Group,
- prompted the new security update, which arrives ahead of the planned release of iOS 14.5.
- “It’s conceivable that handling maliciously designed web content would result in uniform cross-site scripting.
- iPhone 6s or later,
- The iPad Pro (all models)
- iPad Air 2 or later, an iPad 5th generation or later
- iPad mini 4 or later
- iPod touch will get the upgrade (7th generation)
iOS 14.4.2 update For which devices
- The company has released an iOS 12.5.2 update to fix the security problem on older generation phones.
- The iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch will all get this app update (6th generation).
- Users of Apple Watch will also get the fix by downloading the WatchOS 7.3.3 upgrade.
How to download iOS 14.4.2 update
- You can find the update in the settings section of your device,
- then go to ‘General’ > Software Update
- download and install it.
- During the process, users should ensure that they have a stable internet connection and that their device is fully charged.
What will be the next major update after the iOS 14.4.2 update
- Apple’s next major software upgrade will be scheduled to arrive shortly.
- Major features include the ability to set a default video player (Spotify, YouTube Music, among others), dual-SIM 5G support, and App Tracking Transparency.
- It will support the next-generation PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers, as well as unlocking iPhones with Apple Watch.
More details about the update
- the main point is that the organization is aware that “this concern could have been deliberately exploited.
- This suggests that it represents a real and present threat.
- The fact that Apple announced iOS 14.4.2 (along with iOS 12.5.2) out of nowhere only emphasizes how serious the business is about this.
- Apple iOS 14.4.2, as its precursor, is a one-issue update, but the issue is clearly important.
- I understand why cautious upgraders may want to wait for my final decision, but early reviews suggest that this is another secure version,
- I recommend that all iPhone and iPad owners apply the patch as soon as possible.
- Upgrade to iOS 14.4.2, jailbreakers, and the jailbreak will be revoked.
- This is due to the fact that Unc0ver, a successful jailbreaking community, is currently unable to jailbreak past iOS 14.3, while checkra1n has an iOS 14 jailbreak (not iOS 14.4.2)