Apple has released a new wave of upgrades for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac . The reason behind the new upgrades is because they protect you from a vulnerability that allows anyone to install the infamous “Pegasus “ spyware that has been used to track activists, journalists, and politicians around the world by secret services.
That’s why it’s a good idea to upgrade your devices to iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8, watchOS 7.6.2, and macOS Big Sur 11.6 immediately.
According to the official announcement of Apple on the page of security upgrades, this vulnerability leaves vulnerable devices in PDFs with malicious content, capable of running arbitrary code.
The Citizen Lab disclosed the vulnerability and code to Apple, which has assigned the FORCEDENTRY vulnerability CVE-2021-30860 and describes the vulnerability as “processing a maliciously crafted PDF may lead to arbitrary code execution.”
— Citizen Lab (@citizenlab) September 13, 2021