Apple released security updates for iOS, iPadOS, MacOS and Safari last week.

The updates address security vulnerabilities that may have been exploited, Apple says, so people should update their devices as soon as possible. 

The update for iOS and iPadOS is recommended for all users, according to Apple.  

It addresses two vulnerabilities iPhone and iPad users might encounter.  

One vulnerability could allow an application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges 

the second vulnerability is in WebKit, the engine that powers Safari and other third-party browsers on iOS. 

Here's how to download the iOS and iPadOS 15.6.1 update. 1. Open Settings. 2. Tap General. 3. Tap Software Update.

4. You'll be prompted to download and install 15.6.1. If you already have 15.6.1 downloaded and installed, your device should say it is up to date.  

The MacOS Monterey 12.5.1 update is also available. 

This update addresses a WebKit issue that might be used by malicious actors to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. 

Here's how to download MacOS Monterey 12.5.1. 1. Click the Apple logo in the top left corner of your screen. 2. Click System Preferences. 3. Click Software Update.

4. Click Update Now. If you already have 12.5.1 downloaded, you shouldn't have any updates available.