Archive for the ‘iPhone hacking’ Category

Hackers Used Local News Sites to Install Spyware On iPhones

March 27th, 2020
A newly discovered watering-hole campaign is targeting Apple iPhone users in Hong Kong by using malicious website links as a lure to install spyware on the devices. According to research published by Trend Micro and Kaspersky, the "Operation Poisoned News" attack leverages a remote iOS exploit chain to deploy a feature-rich implant called 'LightSpy' through links to local news websites, which

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Facebook Sues Israeli NSO Spyware Firm For Hacking WhatsApp Users

October 29th, 2019
Finally, for the very first time, an encrypted messaging service provider is taking legal action against a private entity that has carried out malicious attacks against its users. Facebook filed a lawsuit against Israeli mobile surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, alleging that the company was actively involved in hacking users of its end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp messaging service.

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1-Click iPhone and Android Exploits Target Tibetan Users via WhatsApp

September 24th, 2019
A team of Canadian cybersecurity researchers has uncovered a sophisticated and targeted mobile hacking campaign that is targeting high-profile members of various Tibetan groups with one-click exploits for iOS and Android devices. Dubbed Poison Carp by University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, the hacking group behind this campaign sent tailored malicious web links to its targets over WhatsApp,

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New iPhone Bug Gives Anyone Access to Your Private Photos

October 16th, 2018
A security enthusiast who discovered a passcode bypass vulnerability in Apple's iOS 12 late last month has now dropped another passcode bypass bug that works on the latest iOS 12.0.1 that was released last week. Jose Rodriguez, a Spanish amateur security researcher, discovered a bug in iOS 12 in late September that allows attackers with physical access to your iPhone to access your contacts

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You Can Crash Anyone’s iPhone Or iPad With A Simple Emoji Text Message

January 19th, 2017

A newly discovered bug in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system is being exploited in a prank that lets anyone crash your iPhone or iPad by just sending an emoji-filled iMessage, according to several reports.

YouTube star EverythingApplePro published a video highlighting a sequence of characters that temporarily freeze and restart an iPhone, which people can send to their iPhone buddies to

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Warning! Your iPhone Can Get Hacked Just by Opening a JPEG Image, PDF or Font File

October 25th, 2016

What’s worse than knowing that innocent looking JPEGs, PDFs and font files can hijack your iPhone, iPad, and iPod.

Yes, attackers can take over your vulnerable Apple’s iOS device remotely – all they have to do is trick you to view a maliciously-crafted JPEG graphic or PDF file through a website or an email, which could allow them to execute malicious code on your system.

That’s a terrible

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Beware! Your iPhone Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Message

July 20th, 2016

In Brief
Do you own an iPhone? Mac? Or any Apple device?

Just one specially-crafted message can expose your personal information, including your authentication credentials stored in your device’s memory, to a hacker.

The vulnerability is quite similar to the Stagefright vulnerabilities, discovered a year ago in Android, that allowed hackers to silently spy on almost a Billion phones with

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Israeli Forensic Firm ‘Cellebrite’ is Helping FBI to Unlock Terrorist’s iPhone

March 23rd, 2016

Meet the security company that is helping Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in unlocking San Bernardino shooters’ iPhone:

The Israeli mobile forensics firm Cellebrite.

Yes, Cellebrite – the provider of mobile forensic software from Israel – is helping the FBI in its attempt to unlock iPhone 5C that belonged to San Bernardino shooter, Syed Rizwan Farook, the Israeli YNetNews reported

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France could Fine Apple $1 Million for each iPhone it Refuses to Unlock

March 2nd, 2016

The United States is not the only one where Apple is battling with the federal authorities over iPhone encryption. Apple could face $1 Million in Fine each time the company refused to unlock an iPhone in France.

Despite its victory in a New York court yesterday, Apple may not be so successful elsewhere in fighting against federal authorities over iPhone encryption battle.

Yann Galut, a

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