Apple runs a very tight ship and, like it or not, iOS is considered one of the most secure platforms in the mainstream consumer market.
Previously, Apple offered US$200,000 to those who could hack and uncover any vulnerabilities, and was limited to a selection of pre-approved security experts.
Picked up by AppleInsider, security firm Check Point has revealed it has found a way to hack every iPhone and iPad running iOS 8 right up to betas of iOS 13. However, the security firm notes they could have just as easily used the exploit to insert code that would steal all of an iPhone user's passwords. They exploited the SQLite vulnerability as well as a known bug for four years to manipulate the Apple Contacts app. And on iOS, no app is really untrusted. One such hole would let an attacker "search" for something in the Contacts app to execute arbitrary code and researchers are pointing to Apple's oversight as the reason this bug has existed for four years. Allegedly, it'll be announced later this week, at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, that Apple will be giving these "security researchers" special iPhones that will make it easier for them to find faults in the smartphone. Reportedly, the bug seemed to be unimportant because it was believed that it could only be exploited by an unknown app.
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Apple remains committed to user privacy and security.
Recently, a group of hackers working for Google's Project Zero program uncovered a cache of flaws in Apple's software, which would allow hackers to gain access to your phone simply by sending you a message.
To be fair, the bug isn't in Apple's code per se.
Back in 2016, Apple launched its first bug bounty program only for its iOS. Google researchers shared the vulnerabilities with the iPhone maker, which fixed most of the flaws before they were made public.