If you own an iPhone running iOS 14 or an iPad running iPadOS 14, stop what you are doing and go to Settings → General → Software Update, and update your device to iOS (or iPadOS) 14.4. This is not a feature update; it is a security update that patches three actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities. You need to do it if you have an iPhone 6 (or later), iPad Air 2 (or later), iPad mini 4 (or later), or iPod touch (7th generation).

As usual, details of the exact nature of the vulnerabilities are sparse, but we know that at least four nation-state-backed advanced persistent threats (APTs) have exploited zero-day iPhone vulnerabilities in the past. Do yourself (and everyone else) a favor and take a minute to update your iPhone and iPad software today.

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the host of the Shelly Palmer #strategyhacker livestream and co-host of Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com



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