Apple's iOS 14.7.1 has been released so that a security patch may be distributed across its devices, as another zero-day vulnerability looms over to threaten the iPhones and iPads. This does not stop there as the macOS 11.5.1 was also released for Apple Macs, believed and feared to be a part of the vulnerable devices under said exploiting the bug. 

The world's most valuable technology company in the world has recently rolled out iOS 14.7, and it has brought a lot of fixes and features for both the iPhone and the iPad. It focused on several bugs found on the WiFi, also threatening access to the device. 

Apple's iOS 14.7.1 is a Security Patch

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Apple has released a support document which details the need for the latest software update release of the company, the iOS 14.7.1. 

According to the Cupertino giant, the main threat that the update aims to combat is known as the "IOMobileFrameBuffer," and it is a notorious one that Apple considers gravely dangerous.

Here, the company immediately issued a new security patch that would ease the problem and prevent future access to the bug. It was said that the bug is an application that can execute arbitrary code, and has kernel privileges. 

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Furthermore, Apple said that it is a memory corruption issue and brings access to user devices, and the attack may be widescale. 

That being said, Apple has answered this security problem by improving its "memory handling."

Update your iPhone, iPad, and Macs Now

Apple's iOS 14.7.1 covers both the iPhone and the iPad, but there was another release for all Macs in the company's lineup that can still receive software updates.

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The macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 was also released alongside this security patch, as Apple believes that it may also suffer the threat of zero-day vulnerability.

People must update their Apple devices now, especially as the software is still fresh and being distributed. It might be too late if waited long enough, as Apple remains in the dark for the extent that this vulnerability can do, and who their targets might be. 

This precaution is available for all eligible Apple devices, including that of the iPhone 6s and above. 

Apple Zero-Day Threats

Apple has been a subject of the Zero-Day threats for a long time now, and it has been apparent in previous software updates like the iOS 14.5 and the macOS 11.4. Despite the many security features on Apple devices, there are still a lot of threats that loom over, waiting for their chance to strike. 

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