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Apple fixes dangerous security flaw

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 01:06

Apple issues a patch to fix a dangerous security flaw in iPhones and iPads after researchers discover a prominent UAE dissident's phone was targetted with a previously unknown method of hacking. Hayley Platt reports.

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IPhone users across the world can let out a collective sigh of relief. Apple confirms its found a fix for its security scare - issuing a patch sealing the flaw on its iPhones and iPads. The security breach which is able to infect the most current of iPhones - was discovered earlier this month. SOUNDBITE (English) SENIOR FX STRATEGIST, RABOBANK, JANE FOLEY, SAYING: "It is worrying that this has happened and certainly I think consumers are going to be very sensitive to this sort of news in the coming years." Ahmed Mansoor, a human rights activist from the United Arab Emirates was the target, receiving a text message inviting him to click on a web link. He didn't take the bait. And forwarded the message to security experts who discovered a rare type of software which if installed would become a digital spy. The researchers believe the spyware was created by NSO Group - an Israeli company who sells its software to governments. Apple has urged customers to update their software immediately.

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Apple fixes dangerous security flaw

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 01:06