Apple inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) has released another set of security updates aimed at resolving a WebKit vulnerability in a device connection, which they say may have been “actively exploited.”
What happened: Tim Cook-led company’s latest security updates are aimed at iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches.
The update is marked as iOS 14.4.2 and iPad OS 14.4.2 and iOS 12.5.2 for older devices. Apple Watch gets an update titled 7.3.3.
Apple attributed the discovery of the error to Clement Lecigne and Billy Leonard from Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) subsidiary Google Threat Analysis Group.
Why it applies: The Cupertino, California-based technology giant said it was “aware of a report that this problem may have been actively exploited.”
This is the second security update this month that addresses the vulnerability of WebKit, the engine that powers Apple’s Safari browser.
In December, a zero-click vulnerability in Apple’s iPhones allegedly led to the hacking of several Al Jazeera journalists’ smartphones.
Price action: Apple shares closed nearly 0.5% higher at $ 121.21 on Friday.
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