Why you don't need to worry about the recent Italian iPhone attack
Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) on Thursday published an article about spyware from RCS Labs, an Italian company that targeted iPhones and Android phones in Italy and Kazakhstan. When installed, the spyware would monitor the user’s messages and contacts.
However, the exploits used by RCS Labs have been fixed by Apple—some as far back as iOS 12’s cycle from 2018 to 2019. iPhone users who regularly update iOS are not in danger of having their iPhone exploited by RCS Lab’s spyware.
Google TAG listed the following exploits used by RCS Labs. We’ve listed the iOS version when Apple issued a security patch and the links to Apple’s security notes. Apple also patched iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS when applicable.
- CVE-2018-4344 (a.k.a LightSpeed): iOS 12
- CVE-2019-8605 (a.k.a SockPuppet): iOS …
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