Apple has released an emergency security software update for Apple devices. This is a ‘zero-click’ malware, so this means that users do not even need to click on anything for the malware to take effect!

This blog post will highlight what the malware is and what it can do to your devices.

What is the malware?

The malware is a ‘zero-click’ exploit – which means it allows a hacker to access devices without you having to do anything.

This means that you have no chance to catch and analyse the attack before it takes effect.

How does the attack happen?

The attack can happen through links that have been sent through iMessage and will take effect even if you do not click on the link.

How to update?

On your iOS devices, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update.

What has Apple said?

Ivan Krstic, the head of Apple security and engineering said:

“After identifying the vulnerability used by this exploit for iMessage, Apple rapidly developed and deployed a fix in iOS 14.8 to protect our users.

Attacks like the ones described are highly sophisticated, cost millions of dollars to develop, often have a short shelf life, and are used to target specific individuals.

While that means they are not a threat to the overwhelming majority of our users, we continue to work tirelessly to defend all our customers, and we are constantly adding new protections for their devices and data.”

Read more about this flaw

You can find out more information about this discovery from BBC News here and Sky News here.

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