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Google Reveals Fistful of Flaws in Apple's iMessage App


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Google researchers discovered, and disclosed, six vulnerabilities in Apple's iMessage app; five have been patched.

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Google researchers have disclosed six vulnerabilities in Apple's iMessage app that could make devices using it exploitable.

Apple has issued patches for five of the flaws, but the sixth has not been corrected in its update to its mobile operating system.

The Google Zero team said the severity of one vulnerability was so high that deleting all the data from a compromised iPhone was the only solution.

Another glitch could be exploited to copy files off a device, without requiring the owner's participation.

Apple acknowledged the unpatched bug, if discovered by hackers, could be used to crash an app or run malicious instructions on recent iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.

Apple has called on users to install iOS 12.4, to address the recently discovered vulnerabilities, as well as a number of additional bugs and threats.

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