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Apple Issues Emergency Fix for iOS Zero-Days: What You Need to Know

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2016

Apple Issues Emergency Fix for iOS Zero-Days What You Need to Know

Apple has released an emergency security update for iOS devices to resolve three zero-day vulnerabilities leveraged in targeted attacks against human rights activists, journalists, and other persons of interest.

Named Trident, the vulnerabilities were exploited by a piece of high-end surveillance software dubbed Pegasus, which researchers classify as “the most sophisticated attack seen on any endpoint.” The spyware is modular, highly customizable, and uses strong encryption to avoid being detected. The software is sold by NSO Group Technologies Ltd, a Herzelia, Israel-based company that has been founded in 2010.

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