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Friday, 26 August 2016

Apple launches iOS 9.3.5 as an important security update

In today Apple has released another major update to its operating system iOS 9. This time serious security holes apparently operated by an enterprise of Israeli piracy, in what could be his last release before the release of iOS are arranged 10.

iOS 9.3.5 is now available via software update and compatible devices can be installed via iTunes on a Mac or a PC. As with the previous version, Apple has characterized the latest version as an "important security update", recommended for all users.

Apple released the security patch quickly, just 10 days after a pair of security researchers alerted the company of possible flaws in the operating system. It is believed that these vulnerabilities have been exploited by an Israeli company called NSO Group that specializes in tracking mobile phones "objective".

While it is unclear to what extent the NSO group had access to devices with iOS 9, the report indicates that the group had developed software that could read text messages, emails, calls, contacts and more.

"You can even record sounds, collect passwords and user track the whereabouts" taken excerpt from the report.

Security holes were discovered by Bill Marczak and John Scott-Railton.

The release of iOS 9.3.5 comes a few weeks after iOS 9.3.4 was made ​​public. As an update, iOS 9.3.5 also has not had a period of beta for developers or beta testers.

For now, Apple seems ready to launch its next update of the main platform, iOS 10 and probably in early September. IOS 10 includes major improvements in notifications, support third party applications to Siri and updates to their native applications, including messages, photos and maps.

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