Aug 26, 2016 1:25 PM

Apple urging all to update their iPhones to battle hacking threat

The Associated Press

CONCORD — Apple has an urgent message for all iPhone users- update your device now.

Apple rolled out an important security update for the iPhone after security researchers found a new piece of malware that allows attackers to see nearly everything on your phone.

The researchers say the malware belongs to the Israeli-based NSO group - which openly sells its tracking software to governments.

Here’s how it works- the attackers send a text message with a link that looks legitimate. When the user clicks on the link, malware is secretly installed on the phone.

The NSO group has denied any knowledge of this specific hack. A spokesperson said the company's products may only be used in a lawful manner which is for the prevention and investigation of crimes.


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