Apple has provided emergency security updates to address vulnerabilities in its products. Earlier, security researchers found that Pegasus, a spyware software developed by Israel’s NSO Group through Apple’s messaging app, could easily access a user’s iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and MacBook.
On Thursday, Citizen Lab, a cyber security research institute under the University of Toronto, found a Pegasus on the iPhone of a Saudi engineer. That was the weakness of the Apple messaging app. Based on that, the research organization Citizen Lab informed Apple about its weakness.
Based on that study, Apple’s security team began working on it. On Monday, the company provided a new update with a solution to the problem. The company has updated iOS 14.8, iPad OS 14.8, Mac OS 11.6, and Watch OS 7.6.2.
The company has also asked users to immediately update the messaging app on their Apple devices, including their iPhone and iPad. According to the study, due to the weakness of the user without any information spyware software can be placed on the mobile. Which is called ‘Zero Click Remote Exploit’.
This means they can access the device remotely without the user’s knowledge.