A human rights activist from the United Arab Emirates recently stumbled upon three gaping security loopholes in iOS that work by enticing you to tap a link sent to your iPhone. Ahmed Mansoor received a text message from an unknown number roughly two weeks ago, but instead of following the link it included, he sent the message over to a security researcher at Citizen Lab.

After investigating the link contained in the message, the researcher found that it was using three different zero-day attacks to gain complete control over the victim’s iPhone. These attacks were previously unknown to… more


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