Critical coding to the iPhone operating system has been leaked online to a programming website called GitHub. The coding has since been removed from GitHub, however it was not removed quickly enough and has been seen on numerous websites.
Experts are calling the leak “the biggest leak in history” and “a huge deal” as it will allow hackers to design new attacks against the iPhone operating system. Hackers will be able to find vulnerabilities in the coding and create exploits, potentially allowing them to steal data.
Apple are yet to comment on the leak, however Andy Kays from the British Cyber Security firm Redscan has said Apple has taken important steps to improve the protection of its products and that users of latest Apple devices don’t need to be too concerned by the leak.
iOS experts have confirmed that the leaked code was from the outdated iOS9 which ended in September 2015, however it does give hackers an insight to the inner workings of Apples operating systems.
The best way to stay protected is to ensure your devices are kept up to date with all the latest software updates released by Apple. To check whether your device is up to date go Settings – General – Software Update.
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Posted 12th February 2018