Ever since Apple announced CSAM detection for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS earlier this month, it’s been a topic of debate. Not only security experts but even Apple’s own employees are calling it out. Now, more than 90 civil rights groups have written an open letter to Apple, asking them to track back its CSAM plans.
Apple announced the new CSAM detection system earlier this month. Since the feature’s announcement, CSAM has received a lot of backlash with not only security researchers but even Apple’s own employees calling it out. Now, an independent developer has reverse-engineered CSAM and has found some serious flaws in it.
Pegasus spyware has been making headlines for the past few days. The tool developed by Israeli private company NSO has been accused of collecting the personal data of thousands of journalists, human rights activists, and politicians. Though highly unlikely, Amnesty International has developed a tool that lets you check if your iPhone has been infected with the Pegasus spyware.
Earlier today, it was reported that the Pegasus hack that resulted in the data leak of thousands of journalists and human rights activists was infected through the zero-click exploit in iOS 14.6’s iMessage app. Apple has now issued a statement in regards to the data leak, saying that the exploit is “not a threat to most.”
Report: Pegasus Spyware Hack Based on Zero-Click iOS 14.6 iMessage Exploit Sold to Governments Worldwide
Pegasus Spyware has been making the headlines since Sunday morning. The spyware developed by Israel’s NSO group has been accused of leaking data of thousands of journalists, lawyers, and human rights activists around the world. According to a new report, iPhones running iOS 14.6 have been infected by the Pegasus spyware using the iMessage zero-click vulnerability.
Over the past several years, Apple has emerged as a company that deeply cares about privacy. Apple’s Security Bounty program is designed to fix security issues and reward the researchers. A security researcher has penned down his thoughts on Apple Security Bounty and his overall experience. Apple allegedly refused to pay a bounty for a critical bug that qualifies for the Apple Security Bounty program.
A database released by Amnesty International and partner organizations reveals how spyware is used to enable state terror attacks in multiple countries. The report says NSO Group spyware helps facilitate state terror attacks and curtail dissidents.