'Google researchers have shared details of five flaws in Apple's
iMessage software that could make its devices vulnerable to attack.
The BBC reports:
In one case, the researchers said the vulnerability was so severe that
the only way to rescue a targeted iPhone would be to delete all the
data off it. Another example, they said, could be used to copy files
off a device without requiring the owner to do anything to aid the
hack. Apple released fixes last week. But the researchers said they
had also flagged a sixth problem to Apple, which had not been
rectified in the update to its mobile operating system.
Apple's own notes about iOS 12.4 indicate that the unfixed flaw could
give hackers a means to crash an app or execute commands of their own
on recent iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches if they were able to
discover it. Apple has not commented on this specific issue, but has
urged users to install the new version of iOS, which addresses
Google's other discoveries as well as a further range of glitches and
threats. One of the two Google researchers involved - Natalie
Silvanovich - intends to share more details of her findings at a
presentation at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas next month.'
-- source: https://apple.slashdot.org/story/19/07/30/237228
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