Courtesy of CNET.COM, Apple has released an “important security” update that prevents a horrible malware from installing on the iPhone.
The malware is called “Trident” and once installed it can read texts, emails, record your phone calls, track the phone and collect passwords.
According to analysts, the hackers who created this threat is taking advantage of existing vulnerabilities in the iOS operating system. NY Times reports investigators have pegged an Israeli company, NSO Group, as responsible for the malicious spyware.
Apple fixed the holes in the system says after it was discovered thanks to security firm Lookout Labs and Citizen Lab and a security update was just announced and released.
The story began to take shape in early August when Ahmed Mansoor a human rights activist began receiving suspicious messages via text. He sent the texts to Citizen Lab who confirmed some one was trying to track him using his iPhone.