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Apple releases iOS fix for THIRTEENTH zero-day vulnerability that hackers could use to take over and control your device

APPLE has released an iOS fix, the 13th zero-day fix of the year, over a vulnerability that would allow hackers to take over your device.

The fix was reportedly for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS and the company has encouraged users to update to avoid the vulnerability.

The bug the update fixes had to do with a kernel extension that allows developers to control how a device's memory handles screen display, according to The Record.

Gaining access to kernel privileges, according to the outlet, gives hackers full control of a device.

This could apply to iPhones, iPads, and macOS notebooks and desktops.


Apple is encouraging users to update to the macOS Big Sur 11.5.1, iOS 14.7.1, and iPadOS 14.7.1 versions it released today to address the vulnerability.

The updates are available for macOS notebooks and desktops, iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th gen.).

Today's update reportedly marks the 13th zero-day patch Apple has launched so far this year.

The 14.7.1 update will also reportedly address an issue that some iPhone users were having with Apple Watch.

Some users reported that with iOS 14.7, which came out a week before the latest update, their iPhones did not automatically unlock their watchers.

Users can find the update by going to their Settings app, choosing General, and then choosing the Software Update option.

The update comes after iPhone users were warned not to allow their cells to join a public Wi-Fi network automatically when they are on the move.

The warning was issued after a "dangerous" malware bug appeared to break a cell's Wi-Fi when joining a hotspot with a strange name.

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