…other tech companies assisted Apple to patch its WebKit.
Apple rolled out new iOS updates, version 14.4.1 that included a bug fix with patched security tweaks. The iPhone maker mandates its users to update their mobile device operating systems as soon as possible.
According to the Apple user-base, that we’re anticipating the proposed iOS 14.5 beta version and Bug Sur 11.3 Apple intended to be released this spring. However, the iPhone maker released a terse version of its operating system, the update is below the upcoming iOS and macOS such as iOS 14.4.1 and macOS 11.2.3.
To access either of the new iOS 14.4.1 and macOS 11.2.3 updates, simply go to the settings on your Apple device. After downloading the update, a terse message appears, explaining why the security update is necessary.
The context of the brief message also indulged iPhone users to visit the Apple security webpage for more details about its latest concise iOS 14.4.1 and macOS 11.2.3 security patch.
Apple noted that the security patch on its latest operating systems is focused on its WebKit — a tool that powers the iPhone built-in browser, Safari, as-well-as other third-party browsers channelled to the iOS WebKit.
The vulnerabilities of the previous iOS version address the corrupt memory tied with Safari’s WebKit. The bugs on Apple’s WebKit were detected by Google’s security researchers. However, Google’s involvement in Apple’s security issues portrays a long-term lucrative partnership between both tech companies cooperation that counters antitrust regulators — whereas Facebook its closest counterpart believes otherwise.
Nonetheless, security researchers from Microsoft were also involved in Apple’s security bug deficiency. Both researchers from Google and Microsoft concluded that Apple’s WebKit was vulnerable to its minimum whereby malicious codes would have crashed the iPhone maker’s software.
Remember, Apple releases iOS 14.4 sometime last month — they added interesting upgrades to the operating system noticeable to the device user, such as the built-in camera and other bugs. Meanwhile, the iPhone maker is currently testing the upcoming beta version of its operating system, iOS 14.5 expected to launch this spring.
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