NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 28 Apr, 2021 07:15 am

Apple's iOS 14.5 software update deals with no-consent tracking, enables AirTags

Apple's iOS 14.5 software update deals with no-consent tracking, enables AirTags
The new Apple software update will change the way you use your phone.

Video / Apple The new Apple software update is out and comes with a massive tweak that will change the way you use your phone.A massive update to Apple's iPhone software has dropped that will make it difficult for Facebook and other apps to track your data in the background.Until now, Facebook and other apps have been able to mine data from iPhones if users had not changed their settings to prevent it, which very few people did.5 include an issue with WebKit Storage, where processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.

The vulnerability is called Remote Code Execution which an attacker would be able to execute commands on your device, effectively having full control over your iPhone.But once the software update is installed, all apps – even those already on the device – will be required to ask and receive consent to track your online activity.

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