Apple Hits Back At Google Over iPhone Hack Report

Apple says Uighurs targeted in iPhone attacks but denies Google’s findings

"Project Zero posts technical research that is created to advance the understanding of security vulnerabilities, which leads to better defensive strategies", Google said in statement.

(Apple, like every major tech company, sees China as a lucrative market and is obviously trying to stay on the government's good side.) There's also Apple denying that the attacks were widespread and affected countless individuals.

Get ready, folks, it's nearly time for the iPhone 11 launch event, which will also include the launch of a new range of Apple Watches. "But, Google has presented everything as if it were in danger of all the world's iPhone", commented Apple.

However, according to Apple's statement, the attack was "narrowly focused, not a broad-based exploit of iPhones "en masse" as described".

"The attack affected fewer than a dozen websites that focus on content related to the Uighur community", Apple said.

"Google's article, issued 6 months after iOS patches had been released, results in the phony impact of "mass exploitation" to 'monitor the personal pursuits of entire populations in authentic time, ' stoking dread amid all Apple iphone buyers that their units had been compromised", Apple mentioned.

Last week Google disclosed a large-scale hacking effort that it said targeted users of Apple devices.

The Google post said that hacked websites were used to "indiscriminately" attack individuals who visited them, through numerous critical vulnerabilities in iOS, the operating system that powers iPhones and iPads. The statement added that the bugs had been fixed in February, within 10 days of being notified by Google. If rumours are to be believed, the company is set to launch three new iPhones like the past two years. It's a good question.

While clarifying the extent of the attack, Apple suggested that its utmost focus is on the security of the users, whatever the nature of the security concerns.

Earlier last week, Google's Project Zero team had revealed several iPhone security issues that were previously undisclosed. Even the Project Zero team's portrayal of the situation being that they had informed Apple of the security issues wasn't true, the Cupertino company implies.

These vulnerabilities are extremely serious and threaten the security and privacy of all users, especially when of the "zero-day" variety where the Apples, Googles, Microsoft, and others can't protect their user's privacy.

Apple's angry statement seems to be carrying this message as well.

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