Sad day for cybersecurity, today. As the cyber world grow, threats grow too!
A flaw was discovered by cybersecurity researches and if it is exploited a hacker can remotely compromise Apple iOS devices by sending a malicious iMessage.
The most dangerous part here is that there is no cure for the moment so be sure to update your iPhones and iPads immediately at iOS 12.4.
For the moment the cyberattack details weren’t disclosed, but we now know for sure that the iOS 12.4 security update addressed this critical vulnerability.
Vulnerabilities like this, are fast spreading and if hackers have them, intelligence agencies have them too, this is why you must update every device ASAP.
Remember everything can be hacked. In order to stay away from any threats related to the cyber world, we recommend the install of antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac on every device that you own, depending on which OS your device is running. If you are a company, it is also recommended to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network. These tests include penetration testing and ethical hacking tests;
The iOS iMessage vulnerabilities are a critical and a top-level danger because they allow a remote hacker to run malicious code on an iOS device without requiring any interaction by the targeted victim.
Meaning that iPhones and iPads can be spied without the knowledge of their owners and without requiring any physical access to the device.
How to protect:
iPhone and iPad users often have their devices configured to automatically install updates like iOS 12.4, but – if you want to make sure that you are protected – follow these instructions:
Click on Settings > General > Software Update, and choose Download and Install.
A cybersecurity engineer is scheduled to give a talk at Black Hat in Las Vegas next week, entitled “Look, No Hands! – The Remote, Interaction-less Attack Surface of the iPhone” so be sure to fallow that conference because there will be given more details about this big cybersecurity flaw.
We would continue to monitor the cybersecurity world. Meanwhile, users should keep a keen eye out for any cyber-attacks. Remember to use an antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac in every device that you own, depending on which OS your machine is running, If you are a company we recommend to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network, tests like this include: penetration testing and ethical hacking.