iPhone malware triggered very critical vulnerabilities. If you have not already updated your iPhone, iPad or iPod, then you have to update it to the latest version iOS 9.3.5 right now! Your personal information is at risk. Apple released the new security update because they receive a threat by some malware attacks in its previous version iOS 9.
This malware can be used to read your text messages, e-mails, can record your calls including WhatsApp and Viber. It can take control of your phone camera and microphone as well.
How this Malware Discovered?
This in insanely horrifying that someone is stealing your personal information and you don’t even know about it. You are just satisfied that you have the most secure platform that can’t be hacked, but actually it is not. No platform is safe now a days.
The joint effort of Citizen Lab (Lab in University of Toronto) and Lookout (Mobile Security Firm) made it possible to spotted three vulnerabilities in iOS 9 and named them as “Trident”. These vulnerabilities can make a chain of attacks and break into the most secure platform of Apple.
The Citizen Lab claimed that Trident is used in spyware product developed by NSO Group, and Israel based ‘cyberwar’ company, which is owned by an American Venture Firm.
Lookout more explore it and reveal that the Trident (Three exploits) are of zero-day level, that they will stark harming your device immediately as they installed on your device. This malware works very cleverly that it auto uninstall itself after stealing your information.
How Apple Malware works?
According to the Lookout, it was a remote jailbreak (The mechanism of eradicating constraints on software enforced by iOS). You simply receive a link and your iPhone, iPad or iPod get jailbreak and hackers do their business. It is one of the most sophisticated way of gain access to someone personal information in the history.
How to update iPhone?
Apple released the patched version of iOS 9 in only 10 days after exploiting the vulnerability, which is quite fast. It is because that the Apple has limited number of devices and it becomes easier to test the patch and deploy it in the app store and make it available in all products. On the other hand Android has a huge variety of devices each with different versions and supportability, it becomes very difficult to release a very critical patch in only 10 days.
If you have already updated your device to the latest version of iOS 9 then everything is fine. If you are not using the patched version of iOS 9. Then you are in trouble and have to update it as soon as possible to fix iPhone Malware.
Just follow the steps given below to update your iPhone:
- Navigate to the Settings section
- Go to General tab
- Tap on Software Update
- iPhone will search for the update
- if found, then tap on Download and Install to install the patched version
- Enter your Pass code
- Accept terms and Conditions
- You just have to wait for Installation
Congratulations! You are safe now from iPhone malware. Your personal information is protected now from unwanted sources.
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