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That image, which was invisible to the user, exploited a vulnerability in the way that Apple processes images and allowed the Pegasus spyware to be quietly downloaded onto Apple devices.What is Pegasus hack and how did Apple fix it?
Apple issued a patch Monday to close the exploit discovered by researchers at Citizen Lab who said they found the hack in the iPhone records of a Saudi political activist and alerted the company to the problem. This is the first time since 2019 that the malicious code used in a Pegasus hack has been discovered by researchers.Is NSO Group’s Pegasus spying on your iPhone?
Spyware researchers have captured what they say is a new exploit from NSO Group’s Pegasus surveillance tool targeting iPhones and other Apple devices through iMessage, in yet another sign that chat apps have become a popular way to hack into the devices of political dissidents and human rights activists. Get the full experience. Choose your planIs your iPhone vulnerable to spyware built by Israeli spyware?
On Sept. 13, Apple released security updates for its iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and Mac computers that close a vulnerability reportedly exploited by invasive spyware built by NSO Group, an Israeli security company. A security note for iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 said some harmful PDFs could take advantage of Apple's popular operating systems.