Monday , 28 May 2018

Your iPhone or Mac could be hacked with one iMessage


If you’re the kind of person that is consistently running behind on the latest software, it may be time to switch up your method.

That’s if a report from Forbes is to be believed, which indicates security vulnerabilities can allow hackers to access your device by sending you a single iMessage. The bug is found in almost every version of Apple’s iOS and OS X, except the latest updates.


The discovery was initially made by a researcher from Cisco, finding that a potential hacker could send a .TIF file (a simple photo file) that, once sent, can give away your device’s internal storage and stored passwords.

Here’s how to avoid the potential hacking doom: update your device to the latest version, iOS 9.3.3 or El Capitan 10.11.6.

Or, if you simply can’t bear the thought of being up to date, just turn off iMessage.

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