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iOS 14.6 still susceptible to zero-click iMessage exploit

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iOS 14.6 still susceptible to zero-click iMessage exploit

Apple’s iPhone Can Be Hacked by ‘Pegasus’ Spyware

In a series of tweets on Sunday, security analyst Bill Marczak warned Apple of the dangers of ‘Pegasus’, a piece of spyware created by Israeli cyber intelligence firm NSO Group that is capable of accessing, taking over, and extracting sensitive information from an iPhone without the user knowing or even doing anything to enable the infiltration (@billmarczak).

Pegasus is what’s known as a “zero-click” exploit — unlike other malicious programs that rely on dubious methods to trick the user into ‘letting them in’, Pegasus doesn’t need the user to do anything. With Pegasus, an attack can be successfully carried out with a mere iMessage text or WhatsApp call (even one the target doesn’t receive).

What makes Pegasus even more dangerous is that it is capable of finding and taking advantage of previously unknown zero-day vulnerabilities within iOS, and has more than just one or two avenues of attack.



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https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/j ... ack-phones
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/j ... so-spyware
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/resea ... ps-pegasus
https://forbiddenstories.org/the-rise-a ... -nso-group

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a little unsettling but I've gotten a couple of weird spam SMS on my phone in the last few weeks.............

Like XXX SMS "hey you.........."....................


I don't open or click - luckily I'm still using a BB Passport! LOL!!


Jokes on the hackorzzzzzzzz (I hope!)

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Keep in mind that this whole Pegasus thing isn't iOS only although if you only stick to the headlines, it may seem that way
Thousands of Google Android phones were also selected for targeting, but unlike iPhones their operating systems do not keep accessible logs useful for detecting Pegasus spyware infection.
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/ ... o-spyware/
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Dave98 wrote: Keep in mind that this whole Pegasus thing isn't iOS only although if you only stick to the headlines, it may seem that way



https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/ ... o-spyware/
Not surprised Androids are hacked and security is not their first priority imo. But may be I am wrong. what surprised me was apple was easy for them.
But dealt with such companies and people Israel is at the top of such hacks. And Russian hackers also.
Off course Pegasus company will sell software it to niche customers for profit. And other motive we will rarely know.

nothing for iPad yet.
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14.7 obviously doesn't fix it. Or you can be sure Apple's PR would have mentioned it.
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This is creating a big scandal in India.
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received 14.7 update for iPad.
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14.7.1 is out
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Keigotw wrote: 14.7.1 is out
LOL. waiting for 14.7.2 for some new fixes which are broken in 14.7.1
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