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Yesterday, one of the biggest scandals to ever surface was uncovered as Wikileaks leaked a ton of data that revealed the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had been spying on people.

This also included efforts to hack iPhones. The leaks detail a number of iOS exploits that can be used to bypass security on devices. 

According to TechCrunch, Apple responded to the situation stating that a lot of the vulnerabilities had already been patched.

According to Apple, “Apple is deeply committed to safeguarding our customers’ privacy and security. The technology built into today’s iPhone represents the best data security available to consumers, and we’re constantly working to keep it that way. Our products and software are designed to quickly get security updates into the hands of our customers, with nearly 80 percent of users running the latest version of our operating system. While our initial analysis indicates that many of the issues leaked today were already patched in the latest iOS, we will continue work to rapidly address any identified vulnerabilities. We always urge customers to download the latest iOS to make sure they have the most recent security updates."

Apple stated that from their investigations, many of the exploits detailed were patched in the latest version of iOS, and that it will continue to patch identified vulnerabilities. 

They went on to urge users to download and install the latest version of iOS so as to ensure that they have the most recent security updates.



For more on the "Year Zero" document, you can have a look at the Wikileaks
' website.

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