Apple releases iOS 14.7.1 to fix Apple Watch unlocking and a zero-day exploit

iOS 14.7 was released last week, adding support for Apple's magnetic battery pack. The update also broke the Unlock feature for Apple Watch users, which allows them to access their wristwear easily. Another update will be released to correct this.Even if you don't have an Apple Watch, it is a good idea to install iOS 14.7.1 (or macOS 11.5.1 for Mac owners) as soon possible. Security notes from Apple show that these updates fix flaws already being exploited in nature. An anonymous researcher has been credited with the same vulnerability ID for memory corruption problems in Apple's desktop and mobile operating system.IOMobileFrameBuffer available for: iPhone 6s, iPad Pro (all versions), iPad Air 2 or later, iPad Air 2 and earlier, iPad Air 2 and later. iPad 5th and later. iPad mini 4 and subsequent. iPod touch (7th Generation). Available for macOS Big Sur Impact. An application might be able execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple has received a report that the issue could have been exploited. Description: Improved memory handling was used to address a memory corruption issue. Anonymous researcher discovered CVE-2021-30807.Security Week reports that this is the thirteenth zero-day security vulnerability Apple has addressed this year.