Apple’s much-anticipated release of the iPhone 13 was overshadowed by a security flaw impacting iPhones, iPads, iWatch, and Mac computers.
The flaw allows hackers to eavesdrop or steal important information by sending a photo via iMessage, according to researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen’s Lab who first uncovered the issue back on March 7.
In response, the tech giant released a security update and encouraged all of its users to immediately update their devices.
Israeli spyware company called NSO group is allegedly responsible for the zero-click hack.
JIMMIE JOHNSON: EVEN AS APPLE CELEBRATES THE LAUNCH OF ITS LATEST AND GREATEST, THE IPHONE 13, THE TECH GIANT IS TRYING TO REMEDY A SERIOUS SECURITY ISSUE.
APPLE ISSUED AN EMERGENCY UPDATE FOR EVERYONE WITH AN IPHONE, IPAD, I-WATCH, OR MAC COMPUTER.
YES, I’M TALKING TO YOU. RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO’S CITIZEN LAB UNCOVERED A FLAW THAT ALLOWS YOUR DEVICE TO BE HACKED, WITHOUT YOU EVEN CLICKING ANYTHING.
IT STEMS FROM AN ISRAELI SPYWARE COMPANY BY THE NAME N-S-O GROUP, WHICH CAN HACK YOUR DEVICE BY SENDING A PHOTO THROUGH I-MESSAGE.
ONCE HACKERS GET IN, THEY WOULD THEN BE ABLE TO EAVESDROP OR STEAL DATA FROM YOUR DEVICE.
RESEARCHERS SAY THEY FIRST STARTED LOOKING INTO THIS FLAW BACK IN MARCH AND BROUGHT IT TO APPLE’S ATTENTION ON SEPTEMBER 7TH.
LET ME KNOW IF YOU UPDATED YOUR DEVICE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.