Apple strikes back at Google over security flaw report

Apple has damaged its silence on Google’s current bombshell report exposing security flaws that may very well be exploited to hack iPhones. Apple says Google misrepresented the information to “stoke fear” amongst its purchasers.

Google’s cyber security crew made headlines final week when it claimed {that a} huge iPhone hack may have left hundreds of units compromised after their house owners visited sure malicious web sites. The report, which emerged shortly after an emergency security patch was issued for the newest iPhone working system (iOS), mentioned the vulnerability existed for at least two years.

Unhappy with the findings, Apple presented its aspect of the story and guaranteed customers of its merchandise’ security on Friday. While it didn’t deny that the vulnerability existed, it accused Google of misrepresenting the scope and scale of the issue.

Apple mentioned that the rival tech agency misled the general public when it claimed the assault was “exploiting iPhones en masse.” The firm defined that the assault “was narrowly focused” because it regarded lower than a dozen web sites with content material associated to China’s Muslim Uighur inhabitants.

“Google’s post… creates the false impression of ‘mass exploitation’ to ‘monitor the private activities of entire populations in real time,’ stoking fear among all iPhone users that their devices had been compromised,” the iPhone maker mentioned in a press release.

Apple additionally mentioned Google exaggerated the size of time of the assaults, which lasted “for a brief period, roughly two months,” as a substitute of the 2 years indicated by the rival firm. The assertion added that the bugs had been fastened in February, inside 10 days of being notified by Google.

The conflict between the 2 US tech giants comes days forward of a serious occasion in California, wherein Apple is anticipated to current its newest merchandise, together with next-generation iPhones and Apple Watch fashions.