Ap­ple is­sues up­date af­ter cy­ber at­tack

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Ap­ple iPhone own­ers have been urged to in­stall a quickly re­leased se­cu­rity up­date af­ter a so­phis­ti­cated at­tack on an Emi­rati dis­si­dent ex­posed vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties tar­geted by cy­ber arms deal­ers. Re­searchers at Look­out mo­bile se­cu­rity firm and Cit­i­zen Lab at the Univer­sity of Toronto said they un­cov­ered a fierce, three-pronged cy­ber at­tack tar­get­ing a dis­si­dent’s iPhone “that sub­verts even Ap­ple’s strong se­cu­rity en­vi­ron­ment”. Look­out and Cit­i­zen Lab worked with Ap­ple on an iOS patch to de­fend against what was called “Tri­dent” be­cause of its triad of at­tack meth­ods, the re­searchers said in a joint blog post.

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