NSO Group’s iPhone Zero-Days used against a UAE Human Rights Defender

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  1. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

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    This article is very informative of the inner workings of the zero day hack and very impressive that Apple patched it in less than 2 weeks in the 9.3.5 update.

    https://citizenlab.org/2016/08/million-dollar-dissident-iphone-zero-day-nso-group-uae/
     
  2. thermodynamic Suspended

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    Keep in mind, Apple still can't effectively prevent jailbreaking - despite one key jailbreaker in the past being hired by Apple... have no worries, workarounds to the patch will be made. It being open source doesn't hurt any.
     
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    That's an impressive exploit. Apple may need to up their bug bounty, although I suspect that would just drive exploit costs up. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
     
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