Google researcher discovers iPhone vulnerability allowing hackers 'complete control' of device within range - Fox Business

Google researcher discovers iPhone vulnerability allowing hackers 'complete control' of device within range - Fox Business


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A Google researcher has exploited a since-fixed iPhone vulnerability that allowed hackers to control any iPhone within WiFi range.



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Ian Beer, a security researcher for Google's vulnerability-detecting initiative called Project Zero, said in a Monday blog post that he spent six months of 2020 trying to uncover an exploit in which he was able to "gain complete control over any iPhone" in his vicinity.


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Apple confirmed to FOX Business that the issue was fixed before the company released iOS 13.5 in May, which included a contact-tracing feature for COVID-19.

"This issue was fixed in May with iOS 13.5 and the vast majority of our users keep their software current as you can see here from data published around the time this was patched," an Apple spokesperson said. "The other ..