iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8 tighten security, close off ‘Blastdoor’ attacks

iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8 tighten security, close off ‘Blastdoor’ attacks

September 13, 2021 0 By [email protected] (Malcolm Owen)

Apple’s update to iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 introduce fixes to two vulnerabilities, including one that enabled attacks that worked around Apple’s Blastdoor protective system.

Monday’s release of iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 to the public was unexpected and lacked any betas ahead of being issued. Apple described the patches as providing “important security updates and is recommended for all users.”Shortly after the release, Apple published the security content changes included in iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8. The two fixes related to the CoreGraphics and WebKit sections of both operating systems.

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