You must upgrade your iPhone and Mac RIGHT NOW, as Apple is racing against the clock to protect you from hackers.

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You must upgrade your iPhone and Mac RIGHT NOW, as Apple is racing against the clock to protect you from hackers.

APPLE has launched a critical security update meant to stop hackers in their tracks, following the discovery of a dangerous new hole in the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Apple has released a security update to fix a serious new flaw that affects iPhone, iPad, and Mac users. The issue is a zero-day vulnerability, which is the worst kind of vulnerability there is.

For those unfamiliar, a zero-day vulnerability is a software fault that has already been discovered by hackers. That means the problem isn’t just theoretical; every day you go without the security fix exposes you to scammers who are exploiting individuals all across the world.

When it comes to zero-day vulnerabilities, it’s a race against time to get as many people to apply the patch as possible.

iPhone 6s or later, all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 or later, iPad mini 4 or later, iPad 5th generation or later, and iPad Touch are all affected by the new problem (seventh-generation). Macs, iMacs, Mac Pros, and Mac minis running macOS Big Sur will also need to be updated to the latest version, as they are all vulnerable.

“Apple is aware of a claim that this issue has been aggressively exploited,” the Californian company said earlier today in a security briefing. The vulnerability, which Apple internally refers to as CVE-2021-30807, is a memory corruption flaw.

However, there isn’t much further known about the problem. That’s rather typical in these circumstances. Since Apple has confirmed that the memory corruption bug has been used to attack devices in the real world, delaying information about the problem is a good way to prevent more bad actors from learning about it – and exploiting unpatched devices.

More information should become available in the coming months as the update is installed by the billion or so iPhone users around the world.

Go to the to update your iPhone to the most recent version of iOS. To ensure that your smartphone is protected against the zero-day issue, you’ll need to update to iOS 14.7.1. Owners of iPads should download iPadOS 14.7.1, while Mac users should get macOS Big Sur 11.5.1.

All three of Apple’s new software updates are now available in the UK and around the world.

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