Google Says Malicious Websites Have Been Quietly Hacking iPhones for Years

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  1. mood

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    Google Says Malicious Websites Have Been Quietly Hacking iPhones for Years
    It may be the biggest attack against iPhone users yet
    August 30, 2019
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bjwne5/malicious-websites-hacked-iphones-for-years
    Google: A very deep dive into iOS Exploit chains found in the wild
     
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    Mysterious iOS Attack Changes Everything We Know About iPhone Hacking
    August 30, 2019
    https://www.wired.com/story/ios-attack-watering-hole-project-zero/
     
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    It is shocking to hear about iOS security flaw. I always thought that iOS is safe and that not vulnerable to such hacks and websites. Nevermind, I had gone through the article and certain phrase caught me attention.

    According to article:

    "There was no target discrimination; simply visiting the hacked site was enough for the exploit server to attack your device, and if it was successful, install a monitoring implant."

    According to this statement I think that only if Safari have extended permission then only the hack website would be able to affect your system. I am not sure about that. Any expert can shed light on it.
     
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    Are you kidding me, smartphones can't be trusted. And don't forget, there are no security tools to protect you against this stuff.
     
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    Sources say China used iPhone hacks to target Uyghur Muslims
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/31/china-google-iphone-uyghur/
     
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    Almost nobody except for some experts has questioned the fact Apple's closed bug-bounty is not working. And we hear many voices on the internet saying iPhone is so secure--without much grounded evidence. It's somewhat similar to the Mac's security myth in the era before the Flashback hazard except that it is likely to be more of a targeted attack this time.
     
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    iPhone Hackers Caught By Google Also Targeted Android And Microsoft Windows, Say Sources
    September 1, 2019
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomas...ed-android-and-microsoft-windows-say-sources/
     
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    Apple has let down every iPhone user
    The discovery that malicious websites have been able to deliver malware to iPhones for years should be a wakeup call
    September 5, 2019

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-has-let-down-every-iphone-user/
     
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    Apple Disputes Some Details of Google's Project Zero Report on iOS Security Vulnerabilities
    September 6, 2019
    https://www.macrumors.com/2019/09/06/apple-addresses-ios-vulnerabilities/
     
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    'Indiscriminate' iOS hacking was relatively limited, Apple says. Try telling that to the Uighur population.
    https://www.cyberscoop.com/apple-indiscriminate-hacking-ios-uighur/
     
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    Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans
    September 24, 2019
    https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/e...rs-who-pursued-uighurs-also-targeted-tibetans
     
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