Important updates for all Apple OS

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The manufacturer recommends all users to apply this small but important update.

The fix for iOS is probably linked

Apple today released a small but important update for all of its operating systems. The update advisory for iOS and iPadOS versions 13.5.1, watchOS version 6.2.6, tvOS version 13.4.6, and macOS version 10.15.5 has almost no information: “This update contains important security updates and is recommended for all users,” Apple said. The update for iOS also includes the 13.4.6 update for HomePod.

Typically, when Apple gives such little explanation about a security patch, it’s to make sure users update before the flaw(s) are exposed to hackers. This latest patch is likely related to a new jailbreaking tool that apparently works even on recent hardware running iOS 13.5.

Compelling recommendation from Apple

Apple’s Security Updates page has a bit more information about the patch. The security update details are exactly the same for all these operating systems:

– Impact: An application could execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

– Description: A memory consumption issue has been addressed with improved memory management.

The mention “Arbitrary code with kernel privileges” indicates that the flaw is serious. Yes, it’s a necessary component for jailbreaking iPhones and iPads, but it’s also a major security issue that malicious hackers could take advantage of, and a doorway that law enforcement and government agencies use to access data. personal devices (with or without a money order).

In short, take seriously Apple’s recommendation to “all users” to update their iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, HomePod or Apple Watch.

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