In recent weeks, the Google Project Zero team posted a blog about the vulnerabilities that Apple fixed for iOS users in February, indicating that iPhones could be easily hacked. In response to this, the apple company has just published an official release commenting on the issue of iOS vulnerabilities.
At Apple, Google discovered several zero-day bugs that Apple patched in iOS 12.1.4
First, Apple clarified that the attack had a narrow focus, and was not a “mass” iPhones exploit as described by Google . “The attack affected less than a dozen websites that focus on content related to the Uighur community” .
On the other hand, Cupertino’s firm assures that by launching this communication, 6 months after these problems have been solved , Google “creates the false impression of ‘massive exploitation’ to ‘monitor the private activities of entire populations in real time’, fanning fears among all iPhone users that their devices had been compromised. This was never the case” .
Although it normally takes about 90 days before Project Zero publishes its findings, with Apple’s particular case the issue was different, as they were only given one week to correct the error, something that the company corroborates in its official statement , assuring that even when Google informed them, they were already in the process of correcting the vulnerability, which was resolved in only 10 days and shared with users with the launch of iOS 12.1.4.
At AppleChina I would be behind the attack unveiled by Google on the iPhone and other devices
“We fixed the vulnerabilities in question in February, working extremely fast to resolve the issue just 10 days after we found out. When Google informed us, we were already in the process of fixing the exploits . Security is a never-ending journey and our customers can be confident that we are working for them” , Apple said.
Cupertino’s signature concludes the security is an endless journey and that his customers can be sure that they are working for them .
“The security of iOS is unparalleled because we assume end-to-end responsibility for our hardware and software. Our product security teams around the world are constantly iterating to introduce new protections and patch vulnerabilities as soon as they are found. We will never stop our tireless work to keep our users safe “ , concluded Apple.