Have you ever wondered if the government is out to get you? Well, if you’re an iPhone user, you’ll now be able to stay close to that awesome information.
Apples Announced Plans to notify users when they are suspected of being hacked by “state-sponsored” threat actors. The move appears to be at least partially inspired by the recent Hacking controversy The Israeli spyware maker is linked to the NSO Group, which sells surveillance gear to governments around the world and has repeatedly been involved in covert espionage activities involving iPhone users.
Apple on Tuesday Announcement That it has filed a lawsuit against NSO and its parent company, in an attempt to “hold it accountable for monitoring and targeting Apple users.” The NSO is currently facing a different but similar case Filed by FacebookFor the role of hacking WhatsApp users / Meta.
The silver lining of the malware dealer’s horrible shit is Apple’s new notification policy, which Is Already in action. Apple’s announcement It says that from now on, affected users will be notified via email and iMessage and will also receive a “threat notification” sent to their Apple ID webpage, which will look something like this:
“Apple threat notifications are designed to inform and assist users who may be targeted by state-sponsored attackers.” The company says.
Apple on Tuesday sent some of its first notifications to Thai staff and researchers, Reuters report. An affected researcher shared Screenshot Notifications on Twitter, which show a fairly generic message about “state-sponsored attackers.”
It is unclear how much information Apple plans to share with the affected parties. For example, If you’ve been targeted, are you going to get a message telling you about a specific APT or threat group? Or you just have the horrible but vague knowledge that will remain Someone Are you getting From the screenshots shared online, it will look even further. And if it is, the best response might be to choke your iPhone at sea. We’ve reached out to Apple for clarification and will update this story if they respond.
Either way, it’s a pretty interesting development যদিও although it probably doesn’t cause much concern for most users. In its announcement, Apple highlighted the fact that “most users will never be targeted” and that such attacks are usually reserved for journalists, researchers or others involved in high-risk political activities.