On April 27, Apple has just released iOS 14.5 update with many attractive features when allowing users to unlock iPhone while wearing a mask with Apple Watch Series 3 onwards. It reduces inconvenience because many people don’t remember what the device password is.
Additionally, the final version brings the App Tracking Transparency feature, which provides an opt-out option for tracking apps. iOS 14.5 version also supports the AirTag finder accessory, adds more than 200 emojis (emoji) and a series of new features for Apple Music, Podcasts…
However, 1 week after releasing the major iOS 14.5 update, Apple has continued to roll out the iOS 14.5.1 patch. According to Engadget, the update fixes two Apple vulnerabilities related to the WebKit builder in Safari, which can help bad guys take control of users’ iPhones and iPads.
In the first vulnerability, the US technology giant notes that hackers can take advantage of malicious websites to run code that causes RAM errors. The second vulnerability also has a similar exploit, allowing running code that causes the device to experience an integer overflow.
Besides iOS 14.5.1 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPadOS 14.5.1 for iPad, the WebKit vulnerability is also fixed by Apple on macOS and Apple Watch through macOS 11.3.1 and watchOS 7.4.1 updates. Apple also released iOS 12.5.3 to patch the old iPhone.
According to Apple, two WebKit vulnerabilities have been “actively exploited” by hackers, so users should update their devices as soon as possible to avoid danger. The bug that could not enable App Tracking Transparency was also fixed in the new update.