The revelations about the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products that its information can be hacked by the US intelligence agency came in headlines on Tuesday, as it was confirmed by the documents released by Wikileaks.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released a statement on Tuesday night, that they knew about these flaws, and they had fixed the bugs allegedly used by the CIA, to hack their products.
“Apple is deeply committed to safeguarding our customers’ privacy and security. The technology built into today’s iPhone represents the best data security available to consumers, and we’re constantly working to keep it that way. Our products and software are designed to quickly get security updates into the hands of our customers, with nearly 80 percent of users running the latest version of our operating system. While our initial analysis indicates that many of the issues leaked today were already patched in the latest iOS, we will continue work to rapidly address any identified vulnerabilities. We always urge customers to download the latest iOS to make sure they have the most recent security updates,” read the Apple statement.
WikiLeaks wrote in their release, that, “‘Year Zero’ introduces the scope and direction of the CIA’s global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal and dozens of ‘zero day’ weaponized exploits against a wide range of U.S. and European company products, include Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones.”