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Apple outlines how to send notifications to customers who have been attacked by spyware

via:cnBeta     time:2021/11/24 17:04:00     readed:59

Earlier, Apple announced a lawsuit against NSO Group, the developer of Pegasus spyware. It is known that the spyware will attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in iOS and other platforms to penetrate the target user's devices and has been used for surveillance activities in multiple parts of the world.Meanwhile, as part of the security bulletin, Apple revealed that it was proactively sending security briefings to "a small number of users" "in the light of industry best practices."

(来自:Apple Support)

(from: Apple Support)

In a newly shared support document, Apple outlines how it sent security briefings to this group of users suspected of being attacked by PegASUS spyware.

Specifically:

With the address and phone number bound by the Apple ID, Apple sends users an email and iMessage message notification and recommends additional steps to protect their device.

In addition, when users log on to the Apple ID portal, Apple will also display a prominent 'Threat Notification' banner at the top of the page.

With the constant advice of vendors and security experts, users are well aware that they should not click on untrustworthy messages and iMessage message links, or install applications from unknown sources.

As a result, users who receive Apple's official security advisory usually visit Apple's official website the first time to verify that their (Apple ID) account is affected.

But Apple also acknowledged that such notifications may have a chance of false positives. And as supply-side technology escalates, certain types of attacks are difficult to detect in the first place.

Finally, whether or not you're affected by a Pegasus spyware attack, Apple recommends that you carefully refer to the steps below to better protect their devices.

Update your device to the latest software version to update the latest security fixes.

Use passwords wisely to protect your device.

Enable two-factor authentication and strong passwords for your account (Apple ID).

Always get apps from the official App Store.

Enable unique strong passwords for online services to avoid being attacked.

Don't easily click on email attachments or message links from unknown senders.

Finally, Apple shared a list of emergency resources on its Consumer Reports Security Plan website for users who have not received a security advisory but suspect they may be recruiting.

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