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The iPhone threat landscape

If you are an iPhone user, then you probably already know that you’ve got a smartphone that runs a pretty tight ship as far as operating system security is concerned. There are the odd few hiccups every now and then, such as when the new iPhone 11 launched with a confirmed security vulnerability right out of the box. Or how about the mobile threat report from July 2019 that revealed how malware developers were producing variants aimed directly at iOS despite the barriers to successful deployment?

However, the truth of the matter is that Apple has a pretty secure operating system in iOS; but that doesn’t mean that you can, or should, ignore the myriad threats to your data security. When exploit acquisition platforms have offered as much as $2 million (£1.5 million) to anyone with a zero-click iPhone jailbreak exploit, you can bet there are plenty of people trying to get access to, and control of, your iPhone. Read more..