Apple sends out emergency software updates to the iPhone and the Apple Watch
Apple pushes out an emergency software update for the iPhone
One of the researchers who helped discover the spyware, John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at Citizen Lab, says, “This spyware can do everything an iPhone user can do on their device and more.” And because of the zero-click-capability, a user will not receive the usual tell-tale sign that his phone is infected, such as a suspicious link sent via text or email. Thus, an iPhone owner might not discover that his device has been compromised until it is too late.
Two of the 37 phones attacked by the spyware were two women close to slain Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The latter was reportedly murdered after he wrote articles that were critical of the Saudi Arabian government.
Download and install the emergency updates immediately!
Citizen Lab’s Scott-Railton made it clear how important it is to install Apple’s security patch as soon as possible. “Do you own an Apple product?,” he said, “Update it today.”
You also will need to update your Apple Watch to watchOS 7.6.2. immediately