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RCS Lab's iPhone hacks used by law enforcement agencies in Europe; Apple has patched

Added 06-24-22 07:31:01am EST - “iPhone hacks developed by Italian company RCS Lab have been used by law enforcement agencies in Europe, according to a new Google report. The hacking tool used a variety of exploits to allow the firm's customers to spy on private…” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “RCS Lab's iPhone hacks used by law enforcement agencies in Europe; Apple has patched”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

iPhone hacks developed by Italian company RCS Lab have been used by law enforcement agencies in Europe, according to a new Google report. The hacking tool used a variety of exploits to allow the firm’s customers to spy on private messages, contacts, and passwords.

However, Apple has patched all six of the exploits used in different versions of iOS (see below), so keeping your iPhone up to date will protect it from the hacking tools …

Details of the spyware were revealed by security researchers in Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG), whose mission is to detect and counter “targeted and government-backed hacking.”

Google said that it has for years been tracking the activities of commercial spyware vendors, with RCS Lab among them.

Seven of the nine zero-day vulnerabilities [across iOS and Android] our Threat Analysis Group discovered in 2021 fall into this category: developed by commercial providers and sold to and used by government-backed actors. TAG is actively tracking more than 30 vendors with varying levels of sophistication and public exposure selling exploits or surveillance capabilities to government-backed actors.

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