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Apple rushes to block ‘zero-click’ iPhone spyware

Apple has released a patch for ‘zero-click vulnerability. What is a ‘zero-click’? It is a flaw which lets hackers access devices through the iMessage service even if users do not click on a link or file. One can imagine the power of this loop-whole.

In a statement, Ivan Krstić, head of Apple Security Engineering and Architecture, said:

After identifying the vulnerability used by this exploit for iMessage, Apple rapidly developed and deployed a fix in iOS 14.8 to protect our users. We’d like to commend Citizen Lab for successfully completing the very difficult work of obtaining a sample of this exploit so we could develop this fix quickly. Attacks like the ones described are highly sophisticated, cost millions of dollars to develop, often have a short shelf life, and are used to target specific individuals. While that means they are not a threat to the overwhelming majority of our users, we continue to work tirelessly to defend all our customers, and we are constantly adding new protections for their devices and data.”

CoreGraphics and WebKit are at the center of this vulnerability which has need been fixed.

The full details on today’s security updates can be found at the following links:

In a nutshell, go and update your devices now.

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