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Apple Rushes Out Emergency Update to Stop ‘No Click’ Spyware

  • NSO Group used vulnerability to install spyware, report says
  • Citizen Lab says it found exploit on phone of Saudi activist
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WATCH: Apple says it patched a security flaw in its Messages app after security researchers determined that Israel-based NSO Group used it to “exploit and infect’ the latest devices with spyware. Mark Gurman reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Apple Inc. said it patched a security flaw in its Messages app after security researchers determined that Israel-based NSO Group used it to “exploit and infect” the latest devices with spyware.

The flaw, disclosed Monday by Citizen Lab, allowed a hacker using NSO’s Pegasus malware to gain access to a device owned by an unnamed Saudi activist, according to security researchers. Apple said the flaw could be exploited if a user on a vulnerable device received a “maliciously crafted” PDF file.