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Apple Issues Patch for Remote Hacking Bug Affecting Billions of its Devices

Apple Issues Patch for Remote Hacking Bug Affecting Billions of its Devices

March 08, 2021Ravie Lakshmanan
Apple has released out-of-band patches for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and Safari web browser to address a security flaw that could allow attackers to run arbitrary code on devices via malicious web content. Tracked as CVE-2021-1844 , the vulnerability was discovered and reported to the company by Clément Lecigne of Google's Threat Analysis Group and Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research. According to the update notes posted by Apple, the flaw stems from a memory corruption issue that could lead to arbitrary code execution when processing specially crafted web content. The company said the problem was addressed with "improved validation." The update is available for devices running  iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4 ,  macOS Big Sur , and  watchOS 7.3.1  (Apple Watch Series 3 and later), and as an  update to Safari  for MacBooks running macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave. The latest development comes on the heels of a patch for  three zero-day vulnerabilities  (CVE-
£300 Apple Watch might not Work If You've Got Wrist Tattoos

£300 Apple Watch might not Work If You've Got Wrist Tattoos

April 30, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Credit: mirror.co.uk If you love wearing tattoos and have one on your wrist, then the Apple Watch won't work for you. Yes, you heard that right. Apple watch is unable to figure out your blood pressure or even sense your skin contact if you wear the watch on a tattooed wrist. Generally, the Apple Watch automatically detects your wrist by your measuring your heart's pulse rate. So, you don't need to enter a password every time you put the watch on your wrist. The issue with the Apple Watch: However, the infrared sensors of the Apple Watch that enable wrist detection often fail when encountered by dark ink tattoos or scars. Many users on Twitter and Reddit have complained online that their Apple watches doesn't play nice when worn on a tattooed wrist. The watch's heart rate sensor loses the connection and gives inaccurate readings, even the device fails to detect direct contact with the user's skin, causing apps to shut down and repeatedly as
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