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Patrick Wardle on Hackers Leveraging ‘Powerful’ iOS Bugs in High-Level Attacks

December 22, 2020

A recently uncovered zer0-click Apple zero-day flaw, used in a spyware campaign against Al Jazeera journalists, shed light this week on the impact of Apple security issues being abused by bad actors.

In 2020, the security research community saw an array of “powerful” Apple bugs afflicting iOS, iPhone and more – and at the same time, cybercriminals stepped up their game, with new attacks leveraging legitimate Apple functionalities, said Patrick Wardle, principal security researcher with Jamf.

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