After a week with the new iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 already available, Apple has detected several security flaws in several of its products and versions. These vulnerabilities affect iPhones, iPads, and Mac laptops and desktops. And for this reason, those of Cupertino have not wasted time in getting down to work to fix the problem.
Apple security update
According to the IncibeIf a hacker took advantage of the situation with an outdated Apple device, these security flaws could “allow the processing of web content created for malicious purposes, causing arbitrary code execution attacks”. Therefore, Apple has released several patches to solve it. And these are the models and devices affected and for which these updates are available:
– iOS 14.5.1: for iPhone 6S and later
– iOS 12.5.3: para iPhone 5s, 6 y 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 y iPod touch
– iPadOS 14.5.1: for iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later
– macOS Big Sur 11.3.1: for MacBook (2015 later), MacBook Air (2013 later), MacBook Pro (Late 2013 later), Mac mini (2014 later), iMac (2014 later), iMac Pro (2017 later), Mac Pro (2013 later)
Update iPhone or iPad wirelessly
- Plug in your device and connect it to the internet via Wi-Fi.
- And a Settings> General , and then press ‘Software update’.
- Pulse ‘Download and install’. If a message appears requesting to remove apps temporarily because the software needs more space for the update, press ‘Continue’. Later, iOS or iPadOS will reinstall the removed apps.
- To update now, press ‘Install’, or you can press ‘Later’ and choose ‘Install tonight’ or ‘Remind me later’. If you hit ‘Install tonight’, all you have to do is plug the device into a power outlet before going to sleep. Your device will update automatically overnight.
- If asked, enter your access code.
Update your device using a computer
- On a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15, open the Finder. On a Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14 or an earlier version or on a PC, open iTunes.
- Connect the device to the computer and locate your device on the computer.
- Click on ‘General ‘or’ Settings’ and then click ‘Check for update ‘.
- Click on ‘Download and update’. If asked, enter your access code.
Update your computer
- Choose ‘System preferences’ from the Apple menu, then click ‘Software Update’ to check for available updates.
- If updates are available, click the ‘Update now’ button to install them or click ‘More information’ to view details about each update and select which ones will be installed. You may have to enter the administrator password.
- When the software update tells you that your Mac is up to date, the installed version of macOS and all its apps will also be up to date. This includes Safari, Music, Photos, Books, Messages, Mail, Calendar, and FaceTime.
- To automatically install future updates, including for apps obtained from the App Store, select ‘Automatically keep your Mac up to date’. Your Mac will notify you when updates require a restart, so you can decide if you want to install them later.
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