Investigators discovered that a company called the NSO Group, an Israeli outfit that sells software that invisibly tracks a target’s mobile phone, was responsible for the intrusions. The NSO Group’s software can read text messages and emails and track calls and contacts. It can even record sounds, collect passwords and trace the whereabouts of the phone user.
In response, Apple on Thursday released a patched version of its mobile software, iOS 9.3.5. Users can get the patch through a normal software update.
- iOS 9.3.5 Patches Major Vulnerability (512pixels.net)
- iOS 9.3.5 now available to download, brings ‘an important security update’ (mobilesyrup.com)
- Apple just released probably the last iOS 9 update – Here’s why you need it (trustedreviews.com)
- Malware Sold To Governments Helped Them Spy on iPhones (apple.slashdot.org)
- Apple releases iOS 9.3.5 update, patches important vulnerabilities that would allow iPhone owners to be tracked (phonearena.com)
- Apple’s Just Released iOS 9.3.5 Fixes an Important Security Issue (appadvice.com)
- Apple just fixed a serious security flaw – you should update all your iOS devices right now (AAPL) (businessinsider.com)