All Apple devices at risk due to unforeseen exploit

Apple has just released an emergency update regarding a large threat on all Iphones and Apple devices.

Currently any non-updated device is liable to an attack which is seemingly unstoppable as all it takes is for you to receive a text. An iMessage is sent to you through your device which triggers an Integer Overflow allowing for Remote Code Execution. Upon receiving this message your phone is compromised and the hackers are able to install spyware and begin stealing all your data.

This vulnerability is known as the FORCEDENTRY exploit, the attack itself comes from a malicious PDF file which contains a JBIG2-encoded stream which is sent through a .gif file extension which is what triggers the vulnerability and installs the hacking group’s Pegasus spyware.

If you have any of the following devices we urge you to update your device as soon as possible:

  • IPhones with iOS versions prior to 14.8
  • Mac computers with operating systems prior to OSX Big Sur 11.6 Security Update 2021-005 Catalina
  • Apple Watches prior to watchOS 7.6.2

If you have any questions or need any help to ensure you have not been compromised please reach out so that we can help you ensure that your data is being kept safe and secured.