Apple released an emergency fix for a security vulnerability in iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch on Monday.
Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab warned of a “zero-click” exploit on its blog on Tuesday. It had been used to infect a Saudi activist’s phone using NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. Apple device users were vulnerable even if they didn’t click.
According to New York Times, Apple worked “around the clock” to fix the problem, according to the Citizen Lab blog post.
To update your iPhone with iOS version 14.8, go to “Settings”, then “General” and then “Software Update”. The process for updating iPads is similar.
If you need to update your Mac, click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the screen, open System Preferences, then choose Software Update.
Apple Watch users should update to watchOS 7.6.2. You can do this through the iPhone’s watch app. Or update directly on the Apple Watch …