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Apple releases emergency update to fix spyware vulnerability

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

Apple pushed emergency software updates on Monday to address a vulnerability discovered by security researchers that allowed a spyware known as Pegasus to secretly infect devices.

As outlined in a blog post published Monday, cyber experts at the interdisciplinary Citizen Lab discovered a zero-day, zero-click exploit against iMessage while analyzing the phone of an anonymous Saudi activist.

"We determined that the mercenary spyware company NSO Group used the vulnerability to remotely exploit and infect the latest Apple devices with the Pegasus spyware," wrote the researchers, who said...

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