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Apple Patching, zero day exploits and zero click infections using SMS

Apple recently released an emergency patch for the iOS system, designed to resolve three zero day vulnerabilities. The fact that Apple actually released this patch in between their regular updates demonstrates just how serious the threat is. The most interesting of these vulnerabilities is the CVE-2016-4657. This is a memory corruption bug in the Safari WebKit, allowing an attacker to compromise the device when a user clicks on a link. It sheds light on a constantly recurring problem, which is the good old GSM standard we all use, dating back to 1985. To put this into perspective, during a recent tidy up, I found my old Motorola flip phone from 1989, complete with the charger and all the u

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