Apple released two iOS security updates: iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.3.1 on March 8, 2021. According to MacRumors, these new updates came two weeks after the release of macOS 11.2.2 (which was a bug fix update).
9to5Mac reported that Apple said: “This update provides important security updates recommended for all users.” Apple instructed users to visit the Apple security webpage for more details.
Here is how Apple described the iOS updates:
Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation
CVE-2021-1844: Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research
To start the updates, iOS users need to go to the Setting app and choose “Software Update”. If you don’t see the update immediately, don’t worry. Keep checking as it may take a few minutes to hit your device.
It is always a good idea to make sure your iPhone, and iPad have the most recent security update on them. Apple doesn’t send these types of updates unless it is very important. Procrastinating on security updates could potentially leave your devices vulnerable to whatever Apple is trying to protect them from.