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Report: Apple vulnerability allowed hackers access to camera, mic

Apr 04, 2020 15:13 IST

According to reports, vulnerabilities in Apple's Safari browser could have potentially let hackers take over a target's webcam and microphone on iOS and macOS devices. A security researcher found that a hacker could have exploited three bugs in the default browser through something as simple as one malicious link to be able to spy on a victim. The weakness in the Apple browser reportedly concerned the permissions it asked from a user for specific websites, and how easily it could be tricked into recognising a malicious threat as a legitimate page and grant it access. It's worth noting that the vulnerability has been since patched, and the security researcher used Apple's bug bounty program to alert the company, receiving $75,000 for the submission.

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