Patch your iPhone and iPad: Apple security update stamps out active exploit iPhone 12 Pro

If you use an Apple Watch, iPhone or iPad, now’s the time to make sure you’ve got the latest OS update downloaded and applied, as the tech giant has just patched a critical security vulnerability.

In its statement on iOS and iPadOS (as well as WatchOS), Apple has confirmed that it is “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited”. This means that the vulnerability may have already been discovered and exploited by hackers, hence the urgency of the security patch.