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iOS 14.5.1 and macOS 11.3.1 fix two potentially exploited WebKit flaws

Two vulnerabilities in WebKit, which could be exploited, forced Apple to react and deploy a security update on its devices.

Apple has deployed a software update for several of its operating systems: iOS 14.5.1, iOS 12.5.3 (for older iPhone and iPad models), macOS 11.3.1 and watchOS 7.4.1.

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The update fills in particular security gaps related to the WebKit software library, which is operated by Safari, the Apple browser.

Two vulnerabilities that have been fixed could lead to arbitrary code execution when dealing with malicious web content. They could potentially have been exploited by hackers, so be sure to install the update on your Apple device.

The update also fixes a bug regarding the App Tracking Transparency. When it was deactivated and then reactivated, users continued to receive authorization requests from applications.

An update that also corrects the ATT

In the iOS Explanatory Note 14.5.1, Apple states that this update also fixes “an issue related to the transparency of app tracking that prevents some users who have previously deactivated “App tracking authorization”. in Settings to receive requests from apps after reactivating the option.”

How to install Update 14.5.1?

To download the latest version of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or MacBook OS:

Go to the «Settings» of your device,
Go to the “General” tab,
Then “Software Update”,
Finally, click on “Download and install”.
Your Pin code will be requested for your mobile devices. Don’t forget to perform this update while connected to a Wi-Fi network.

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