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It’s time to update your iPhone again. Here’s why

Apple has called on all users to update their iPhones again to deal with security bugs

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The Slack app icon on an iPhone screen

The Slack app icon is displayed on an iPhone screen, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Long Beach, Calif.

Ashley Landis, Associated Press

Apple has called on iPad and iPhone customers to deal with a security bug that could be exposed by hackers.

What’s going on?

Apple said on its support website that three security flaws “may have been actively exploited.”

  • Specifics of the bugs were not released.
  • An anonymous researcher reported the exploit.

What’s the fix?

Apple released a security patch on Tuesday for the new iOS 14.4 software, which will also fix the keyboard lag and will help phones scan QR codes.

  • “A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited,” according to Apple.

Why is there an issue?

The security issues are related to the WebKit, which is an open-source browser engine that is used in Safari and iOS browsers, according to CNN.

  • “A remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution,” the company said in the description notes, according to CNN.