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Indian Government asks iPhone users to update software immediately: What you need to know


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The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team has asked the Apple users in India to update their devices immediately and install the latest version of iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 that were released earlier this week.

The advisory comes after it was discovered that the zero-day vulnerability in the previous versions was actively exploited in the country. Officials said that the person targeting the device can execute arbitrary code and gain elevated privileges on a targeted system.

CERT has told that the devices iPhone 6 and above, all iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad fifth generation, iPad mini 4 and later, iPad touch seventh generation and later, and all devices running macOS should immediately be updated.


The vulnerability exists in the IOMobileFrameBuffer of Apple’s iOS and iPadOS due to memory corruption issues with inadequate memory handling.

The iPhone users can go to Settings > General > Software Update and manually look for an update to install. Mac users can update to the latest version by going to System Preferences in the Apple menu and clicking on Software Update.

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