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Fri Dec 3, 2021, 07:58 PM

1. Why Is the State Department using IPhones?

Apple iPhones can be hacked with spyware even if you donít click on a link, Amnesty International says

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/19/apple-iphones-can-be-hacked-even-if-the-user-never-clicks-a-link-amnesty-international-says.html

Apple iPhones can be compromised and their sensitive data stolen through hacking software that doesnít require the target to click on a link, according to a report by Amnesty International.

The report said it found evidence iPhones belonging to journalists and human rights lawyers had been infected with malware from NSO Group called Pegasus as recently as this month.

Apple fixes security flaw used to apparently hack some of its products, including the iPhone
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/iphone-hack-apple-fix-security-flaw-mac-watch-software/

Apple released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any user action.

Researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab said the security issue was exploited to plant spyware on a Saudi activist's iPhone. They said they had high confidence that the world's most infamous hacker-for-hire firm, Israel's NSO Group, was behind that attack.

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