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PSA: Update to iOS 14.8 to Close Software Exploit Found In Messages

Today, Apple has launched iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8, watchOS 7.6.2, and macOS Big Sur 11.6 just a day before the Apple “California Streaming” Event tomorrow. Along with those updates, the big company published a support documents that explained which software exploits have been closed. The CoreGraphics vulnerability was reported by The Citizen Lab. Here are the details for these vulnerabilities:

CoreGraphics: Made by Israeli cyber company, NSO, this software exploit can control your iPhone by sending a maliciously crafted PDF to the Messages app.

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WebKit: This software exploit may lead to arbitrary code execution when processing maliciously crafted web content.

You can read more details on the vulnerabilities on Citizen Lab’s report. Needless to say that you must update all your devices ASAP to avoid a potential security exploit as Apple has patched these exploits across all of its software platforms.

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Nick Soong

Author: Nick Soong

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