The vulnerability is apparently already being actively exploited. A security patch is also available for macOS Big Sur. […]
The final version of iOS 14.7 was not rolled out in Germany until July 20, 2021 (PCtipp reported). This week Apple rolled out another update for the mobile operating system, although the iOS 15 version is expected soon. The main reason for the release of version 14.7.1. It is clear that the update fixes a security hole (CVE-2021-30807), which, according to media reports and a support document from Apple, is already being actively exploited.
The problem doesn’t seem to affect just iPhones, as Apple released the update for iPadOS and one for Macs as well. The mobile update is available for: iPhone 6s and newer, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and newer, iPad (5th generation) and newer, iPad mini 4 and newer, and iPod touch (7th generation). The same Vulnerability is also fixed in the macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 update.
In addition to a security patch, iOS 14.7.1 fixes Touch ID problems. In some cases, the unlocking of iPhones with a paired Apple Watch did not work with the “Unlock with iPhone” function. You can initiate the update manually via Settings / General / Software update.