Warning: Update your iPhone iOS before it gets hacked

By : |August 31, 2016 0

Even after a severe warning coming directly from the Cupertino tech giant, many iPhone users are yet to update their mobile operating system. According to MixPanel, more than 86 percent of Apple iPhones users around the globe are still vulnerable to a security flaw, which can completely take over the device with just a text message.

According to the report, only about 11 percent of users have updated to the latest version of iOS. About 2 percent of people are on the beta version of iOS 10, which is also protected from the security issue, called “Pegasus,” a software that can hack your iPhone using nothing more than a text message.

P.S: Anything below the latest version – 9.3.5 – is vulnerable to this kind of attack.

Pegasus allows an attacker to install sophisticated spying tools that can activate a person’s camera and microphone, track their movements, and log all messages.

Apple has warned all the users last week to update iOS. In light of one major hacking attempt made by an Israeli company named NSO Group, the company was forced to correct the security problem in iOS 9.3.5.

Researchers Bill Marczak and John Scott-Railton of Citizen Lab discovered and documented the flaw disclosed the problem to Apple before publishing their findings, and the company issued an urgent update to iOS.

Apple is urging all its users to immediately update their iPhone iOS. People who have already installed Apple’s new iOS 9.3.5 version are no longer vulnerable to this issue.

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