iPhone Security Exploited.

Dead Parrot

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Another site with some info: https://arstechnica.com/information...iscriminately-infected-iphones-for-two-years/

Downside to Apple's system is all supported devices get the same version of iOS. So as a bad guy, if you find a way in, you get the whole ecosystem. Contrast that with the rather fractured Android world where most of the device vendors run their own version. A vulnerability might crack all of the OS versions or just a limited subset.

Plus where is the money? The slob running a 5 year old Android phone 3 years out of support or the person sporting the shiny new $1000 iPhone?

Even if Apple iOS is more secure, the rewards for breaking in are likely much higher.
 

Lakados

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Well at least removal is easy?? Turn it off then turn it back on again. After reading the report it seems to be a hard fought effort by the people who found and used it so bravo to them.
 

Mchart

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The exploit has already been patched as well. Google/Apple/Microsoft/You name it all communicate with each other when vulnerabilities are found.

Anyways, everything has an exploit out there, that much is certain. Nation state actors around the world have libraries of 0-days they buy up/develop and use with impunity until they are discovered.
 

Uvaman2

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Well at least removal is easy?? Turn it off then turn it back on again. After reading the report it seems to be a hard fought effort by the people who found and used it so bravo to them.
Sure, after they got everything.. / s
 
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