iPhone Exploit: Wifi-Takeover Vulnerability Explained

iPhone Exploit Explained

Apple had a security vulnerability – which was patched in May – that could have allowed potential hackers to get complete access to a person’s iPhone — everything from viewing photos to monitoring activities in real time — without the victim ever needing to click on any suspicious links or download malware. 

While most malware requires hackers to trick people in some way, like through a disguised email or an app pretending to be beneficial, this iOS exploit only needed the victim to be within Wi-Fi range, Ian Beer, a security researcher with Google’s Project Zero, explained in a blog post on Tuesday.  Read more here…