You need to update your iPhone’s software as soon as possible.
You probably got an update notification today for a new iOS version, but this time it’s best not to ignore it like we all usually do. Apple released an emergency security patch version iOS 9.3.5 after it was revealed that a company had been selling and exploiting the security holes in Apple products.
In short, hackers exploited vulnerabilities in Apples iOS which would have allowed them to hack any iPhone in the world.
According to The New York Times, “investigators discovered that a company called the NSO Group, an Israeli outfit that sells software that invisibly tracks a target’s mobile phone, was responsible for the intrusions. The NSO Group’s software can read text messages and emails and track calls and contacts. It can even record sounds, collect passwords and trace the whereabouts of the phone user.”
The update from Apple comes 10 days after they were tipped off by researchers from Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, and Lookout, a San Francisco mobile security company.
Or you could just go without your phone altogether, like Jessie did for week. Post continues after video…