How Google just saved iPhone users from hackers stealing their data
Apple iPhone had major security vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to run arbitrary code on any nearby iOS device and steal all the user data.
Apple iPhone had major security vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to run arbitrary code on any nearby iOS device and steal all the user data. All that the hacker needed to do was stay near your iPhone and exploit a vulnerability that affected AirDrop.
Thankfully, there are no reported cases of someone exploiting this vulnerability and the zero-day exploit has been patched. Apple released the patch in iOS 13.5 update and if you are using an iOS version that is above 13.5, you are safe.
This vulnerability went unnoticed and it was Google’s Project Zero team that alerted Apple about the security issue. Hackers could gain access to your data by simply being within the Wi-Fi radius of your iOS device. The user is not required to click on any link or perform any task that would help the hackers.
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