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  • Writer's pictureClement Francis

Apple releases urgent security updates to prevent hackers from planting Pegasus spyware in iPhones:

Apple recently released some important updates for iPhones to keep them safe from sneaky hackers. These hackers were trying to break into the phone of a person who works for a group in Washington, D.C., that watches over the internet and government activities.

These updates fixed two security problems that Apple didn't know about before. We call these problems "zero-day exploits" because Apple had zero days to prepare for them. It's like a surprise test for your phone's security.

One of the tricky things the hackers used was a "zero-click vulnerability." This means they didn't need the person to tap or click on anything – the attack happened automatically. Imagine your phone getting hacked without you doing anything!

The hackers were trying to put a spying tool called "Pegasus" on the victim's iPhone. With Pegasus, they can secretly watch what the person is doing on their phone. It's like having a hidden camera on your phone.

Luckily, a group called Citizen Lab, which keeps an eye on bad stuff happening on the internet, discovered these problems. They found that the hackers could even get into iPhones with the latest software without the person even knowing.

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