If you have one of these Apple devices, update now to correct its vulnerabilities

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The release of a new operating system, or a new version of it, does not always bring only news. In fact it is normal that many updates are to correct things like bugs, bugs or vulnerabilities rather than to add.

Last week we had the arrival of iOS 14.7, probably the last – or penultimate – update of iOS 14 before the arrival of iOS 15 in the fall. And it is urgent that you install it if you have an iPhone.

Up to 37 vulnerabilities

iOS 14.7 also comes with a warning to update now, because iIncludes some important security fixes for up to 37 iPhone vulnerabilities. Among the issues fixed by iOS 14.7 are 4 in WebKit, the engine that powers the Safari browser, that require someone to download a malicious file or content.

iOS 14.7 also addresses a known issue where joining a malicious Wi-Fi network can cause, among others:

– The execution of arbitrary code

– Get root privileges

– Closing applications

– Cause a denial of service

Also for macOS and iPadOS

What points out the INCIBEApple has released updates not only for the iPhone, but also for other of its products, such as the iPad or its computers. In fact, given Apple’s policy that their operating systems run the more models the better, they are all of these:

  • iPhone 6s and later run a version prior to iOS 14.7
  • iPad Pro, all models running a version prior to iPadOS 14.7
  • iPad Air 2 and later run a version prior to iPadOS 14.7
  • iPad 5th generation and later run a version prior to iPadOS 14.7
  • iPad mini 4 and later run a version prior to iPadOS 14.7
  • iPod touch 7th generation run a version prior to iPadOS 14.7
  • macOS Catalina versions before 2021-004,
  • macOS Mojave versions before 2021-005,
  • macOS Big Sur versions prior to 11.5.
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Update iPhone or iPad

If you have automatic updates enabled, your devices will update without doing anything. To turn on automatic updates, go to Settings> General> Software update> Customize automatic updates and then activate ‘Install iOS updates’.

Actualizar MacBook, Mac Pro o iMac

  1. Choose ‘System preferences’ in the Apple menu, and then click ‘Software update’ to check for available updates.
  2. If updates are available, click the ‘buttonUpdate now ‘to install them or in’ More information ‘to see details about each update and select which ones will be installed. You may have to enter the administrator password.
  3. When the software update tells you that your Mac is up to date, the installed version of macOS and all its apps will also be up to date. This includes Safari, Music, Photos, Books, Messages, Mail, Calendar and FaceTime.
  4. To automatically install future updates, including for apps obtained from the App Store, select ‘Keep your Mac up to date automatically’. Your Mac will notify you when updates require a restart, so you can decide if you want to install them later.

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