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Cybersecurity expert created an exploit to hack iPhone via Wi-Fi

Google Project Zero expert Ian Beer has demonstrated an exploit to hack iPhone and other iOS devices remotely and without user interaction. he underlying critical vulnerability CVE-2020-3843, discovered by the researcher, made it possible to remotely steal sensitive data from any device in the Wi-Fi hotspot without any user’s interaction. The exploit, which Bier worked on alone for six months, allows “to view all photos, read all e-mail, copy all private messages and track everything that happens [on the device] in real time.” Since Apple engineers fixed the problem back in the spring of this year (within the framework of iOS 13.3.1, macOS Catalina 10.15.3 and watchOS 5.3.7), and the researcher has now disclosed details of the problem and even …

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Google experts talked about vulnerabilities in Apple operating systems

Google Project Zero specialists discovered and described many vulnerabilities in Apple’s operating systems. For example, they are part of the Image I/O framework, which is used for parsing images and is part of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. verall were identified 14 vulnerabilities, six of which directly affect Apple Image I/O, and eight more problems are associated with the OpenEXR open source library, which is used to parse EXR images and comes with Image I/O. “None of the detected bugs, as well as the proof-of-concept exploits presented for them, can be used to take control of a vulnerable device, but it is emphasized that the experts did not study this issue carefully, as their goal was not this”, – write …

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For iOS was discovered a new exploit, with the help of which China traced the Uyghurs

Specialists of the information security company Volexity discovered a new exploit for iOS called Insomnia. According to the researchers, the malware associated with the efforts of the Chinese authorities to trace the Muslim national minority, the Uyghurs, who live mainly in Xinjiang province. esearchers say that Insomnia works against iOS versions 12.3, 12.3.1 and 12.3.2. Moreover, Apple fixed the vulnerability in the heart of the exploit back in July 2019 by releasing iOS 12.4. The exploit was actively used against users in the period from January to March 2020. According to the company, it was downloaded to the devices of users who visited a number of Uyghur sites (in particular akademiye[.]Org). After infection, Insomnia provided root access to infected devices, …

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US authorities can hack iPhone, but may have difficulties with Android

Although the US authorities are persistent in waging a “cryptographic war” with technology companies, demanding weakening of encryption, they already have technical tools for cracking any phone. For example, US authorities can certainly hack any iPhone. irstly, law enforcement agencies are successfully using forensic tools for mobile devices (for example, the FBI managed to crack the iPhone 11 Pro Max using the GrayKey tool). Secondly, as demonstrated results of a series of tests conducted by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) over the past year, the manufacturers of these tools have been very successful in reverse engineering of smartphones. “During the study, NIST experts tested the tools manufactured by Cellebrite, Grayshift and MSAB. Recall that in 2019 …

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