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iPhone vulnerability used to target journalists, aid workers


One of the most significant iPhone hacks to date was outed with a simple text message.

Security researchers on Thursday announced they had discovered a new piece of iPhone malware that allowed attackers to see virtually everything on your iPhone. They traced the previously unknown spyware back to an Israeli-based company called the NSO Group. NSO openly sells software that it says can track a person’s mobile phone — and many of its clients are governments.

At the same time on Thursday, Apple (AAPL, Tech30) released a software update for iOS 9.3.5 that patches the vulnerabilities. The company recommends anyone using an iPhone update their iOS immediately. For users running the beta of iOS 10, the latest seed also patches the exploits. – READ MORE

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