Apple urged to tackle spyware


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Apple makes a selling point of superior security and protection of personal data on its devices, compared to its smartphone rivals, but there are now calls for it to work more closely with other companies to defeat a common threat.

Amnesty International, which analysed dozens of smartphones targeted by NSO’s Pegasus spyware, said Apple’s marketing claims about greater security and privacy had been “ripped apart” by the discovery of vulnerabilities in even the most recent versions of its iPhones and iOS software, reports Tim Bradshaw. It had found that several attempts to steal data and eavesdrop on iPhones had been made through Apple’s iMessage using so-called zero-click attacks, which do not require the user to open a link.

Aaron Cockerill, chief strategy officer at mobile security…

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