Over a week later researchers at Google detailed one of the very serious iPhone exploits lately, Apple has reacted.
Cupertino’s announcement comes more than a week after Google’s Project Zero researchers published a blog post detailing how malware embedded in specific websites could steal considerable amounts of private data users off ‘ iPhone. This included messages, both encrypted and otherwise, real-time GPS locations, and passwords.
“We estimate that these sites receive thousands of people per week,
Project Zero researcher Ian Beer wrote
“The attack affected fewer than a dozen websites that focus on content related to the Uighur community,” Apple wrote.”
Although the malware might have infected some other iPhone which seen the websites in question, Apple stated Google overstated the scale of the exploit.
In a statement a Google spokesperson said it stands by its own function:
We will continue to work with Apple and other leading companies to help keep people safe online.