Apple’s attempt to fix a security gap in the iPhone has led to bigger problems, so a new intervention from the company is needed.
The reason Apple was asked to intervene twice on the same problem is because the first attempt showed an older bug that required new bug fixes.
The latest version of Apple’s operating system is iOS12.4.1, which fixes some bugs that occurred after iOS12.4 was released to users. Essentially, Apple had to restore security features included in iOS12.3 and disappeared with the release of iOS12.4.
Apple’s briefing was austere, explaining that the problem had been that a critical sensitivity had appeared in the software’s core that allowed a malicious user to execute code on an iPhone or iPad, at maximum access to the device.
Practically, a third party user could jailbreak an Apple device and run applications that are not normally authorized by the company. At the same time, Apple took all necessary steps to fix the security gap for the same issue in macOS.
Worldwide, the phenomenon of remote installation of spyware and other malware is being observed, with the ultimate goal of tracking activists, journalists, or other people of interest of a country’s secret services.
This phenomenon tends to be alarming if one believes that the reports they want Washington Post assassinated journalist Jamal Kasogi also have fallen victim to this type of surveillance by agents of Saudi Arabia by installing malware on his cellphone to be able to locate him in real time.