A little less than a week ago, Apple surprised with the launch of iOS 14.7.1 with macOS 11.5.1, two new versions of the software for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac responsible for fixing security holes . in either case, not including other types of visual enhancements beyond a little more stability. Considering this release, it looks like Significant security vulnerabilities in operating systems can also affect other types of devices, such as the Apple Watch.
Apparently, it looks like Apple wanted to fix possible flaws that could cause external agents to take control of the information on your devices, which is why They recently released watchOS 7.6.1 for all Apple Watch users.
watchOS 7.6.1 is now available for download
As the development of watchOS 8, the new version of the Apple Watch operating system presented at WWDC 2021, continues in the development phase and gets better and better, Apple continues development of watchOS 7 simultaneously.
This way it looks like the signature already has released to all Apple Watch users the new software version for this device prior to the launch of watchOS 8, known as watchOS 7.6.1. In this case, as usual, few details are offered on the news beyond the fact that installation is recommended for security reasons. However, some additional information is provided in Apple’s internal documents on this release:
An application could execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple is aware of a report where this issue has been actively exploited.
Furthermore, the information provided matches that of iOS 14.7.1, which could be linked to a series of software attacks known as Pegasus, who allegedly attacked some top executives who owned Apple devices. With that in mind, it looks like updating the Apple Watch to the latest version is pretty important.