Recently, WikiLeaks has released a huge chunk of documents outlining several data security vulnerabilities in tech company products, including Apple. There were around 10,000 documents in total that were created during 2014 and 2016.
CIA’s spokesman declined to comment, and the same goes for the spokesman of the Trump administration.
Certain companies such as Microsoft and Samsung mentioned they are looking into the documents, and we are still awaiting a word from Google.
On Tuesday, Apple released a statement claiming that many of these vulnerabilities have already been fixed in the latest version of iOS, and to reassure their customers, they said they are currently working on patching up the rest.
In order to make sure you receive the patches, Apple recommends upgrading to the latest version of iOS.
In the reports, many data security vulnerabilities are mentioned that apply to iOS 9.2, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. One such exploit is the “Nandao” exploit. This kind of exploit is known as a “zero-day” exploit, referencing the number of days the manufacturer has had to fix the problem.
Other vulnerabilities were mentioned as well, such as:
The sheer quantity of exploits has drawn criticism to the CIA’s questionable practices, as they do not seem to be willing to disclose the vulnerabilities they discover to manufacturers. Edward Snowden, the man behind WikiLeaks, marked this as “reckless beyond words” in one of his recent tweets.