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RSS FeedsAn iOS 14.6 iMessage flaw saw journalists` iPhones infected with spyware
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19 july 2021 10:45:27

An iOS 14.6 iMessage flaw saw journalists` iPhones infected with spyware
(iMore iPhone)

What you need to know A flaw in the way iOS 14.6 handles iMessages saw journalists, activists, and others have spyware installed on their devices. This is despite iOS 14 protections that were supposed to prevent this from happening. This all happened without the users tapping anything to initiate the spyware installation. Journalists, activists, and other groups around the world have seen their iPhones infected with spyware without their knowledge — and without them having to tap a thing to initiate the download. The spyware, Pegasus by NSO Group, is available commercially. According to a report by multiple news outlets as well as Amnesty International`s Security Lab, commercial hacking spyware Pegasus has been found to infect thousands of devices. The report is based on a list of 50,000 phone numbers that were thought to be of interest to clients of NSO. When security experts inspected some of the devices attached to those numbers, they found infections galore. The analy...

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