Privacy Tip #283 – Apple Users: It’s Important to Update to iOS 14.5.1 ASAP

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If you are on top of updating your iPhone patches when a new operating system is released by Apple, you probably updated your iOS to version 14.5 when Apple released it last week. However, even if you did update last week, it is important to update again this week to iOS 14.5.1, which Apple released on Monday. If you didn’t upload 14.5 last week, that’s even more reason to update to 14.5.1 now.

iOS 14.5.1 specifically addresses security vulnerabilities that Apple has stated could give hackers the ability to execute arbitrary code on user’s phones. Apple says that because it is aware that the vulnerabilities are being exploited by hackers, it issued the patch. It is urging users to update to 14.5.1 as soon as possible to avoid becoming a victim.

It is always important to update software when a manufacturer releases a new version, so any vulnerabilities can be patched. That is the most important part of updating the software, even though you might also get some new features. Updating to iOS 14.5.1 is easy. Plug in your phone, go to settings, then to the General tab, then to the software update tab and select download and install. The same can be done for your iPad. I updated mine last night, and you may wish to consider doing the same.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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