Apple releases updates to patch up security flaws on iOS and Safari. The updates are set to be arriving on both platforms a day apart and they will address security vulnerabilities on the platforms.
Apple Releases Updates to Patch up Security Flaws On iOS And Safari
This week alone, apple released back-to-back updates for both the iOS and Safari platforms both numbered 15.6.1. This very iOS update was released on Wednesday and the safari update on the other hand was released on Thursday. And both are claimed to be addressing security vulnerabilities. Tech company apple has already written that it is aware that these vulnerabilities may have been exploited and people should therefore update their safari and iOS immediately as they can.
The iOS Update Will Address Two Main Vulnerabilities
The iOS update released will address two vulnerabilities iPhone and iPad users might have encountered on the platforms. One of the vulnerabilities could have allowed an app on the platform to be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.
The second vulnerability on the other hand was in WebKit. WebKit is the engine that helps power safari and other third-party browsers on iOS. The vulnerability of WebKit may however lead to malicious content arbitrarily executing codes also.
The Safari Update Also Addresses Vulnerability in WebKit
The safari update also addresses vulnerability as seen in WebKit, but in some of the older operating systems. The update is crafted to address a vulnerability that could however lead to arbitrary code execution on both macOS Big Sur and MacOS Catalina.