Mar 7, 2017

Apple says "many" of vulnerabilities in WikiLeaks dump have been patched

Ina Fried

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After spending the day rapidly assessing the massive WikiLeaks dump of CIA-identified security vulnerabilities, Apple said Tuesday night that it believes "many" of the issues have already been fixed. It will work to fix the rest and urged customers to make sure they have the latest security updates.

Here is Apple's full statement:

"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."
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