Apple has released security updates for a zero-day vulnerability that affects every iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch and users are strongly urged to immediately update their devices.  Apple said iOS 14.8 for iPhones and iPads, as well as new updates for Apple Watch and macOS, will fix at least one vulnerability that it said “may have been actively exploited.”

The breach was significant because the flaws exploited the latest iPhone software at the time, both iOS 14.4 and later iOS 14.6, which Apple released in May. The exploit also broke through new iPhone defenses that Apple had incorporated into iOS 14, dubbed BlastDoor, which were supposed to prevent silent attacks by filtering potentially malicious code.  If you do not update your devices you will be vulnerable to attackers spying on all of your activity on your Apple devices.

Part of BW’s Risk Assessment and Penetration Testing process is ensuring all devices in your organization are configured properly and have the latest security patches. We can advise you on the newest threats affecting members of the financial services industry and assist you with securing your environment against them. For more information on how BW Cyber Services can assist you, please contact us at info@bwcyberservices.com.