Cyber Flaw Allows Silent iPhone Hack…

An Israeli cyber­se­cu­ri­ty firm has been exploit­ing a sig­nif­i­cant Apple Inc. soft­ware vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty since Feb­ru­ary to silent­ly infect iPhones using iMes­sage, the company’s mes­sag­ing soft­ware, accord­ing to the research group that dis­cov­ered the issue.

On Mon­day, Apple sup­plied a crit­i­cal secu­ri­ty update fix­ing the flaw, but the vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty had been used in attacks by Israel’s NSO Group, accord­ing to Cit­i­zen Lab. Cit­i­zen Lab is an aca­d­e­m­ic research group that inves­ti­gates cyber­at­tacks on jour­nal­ists and dissidents.

“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,” Apple said in a state­ment. “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.”


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