Apple and Android release slew of mobile security measures to patch vulnerabilities

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Apple Inc has released a data protection measures to give all its users an assurance that their information remains protected from fraudulent access and data transfers. New rolled out features like Security Keys for Apple ID, Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, iMessage Contact Key Verification help users to protect sensitive data of users and their communication from prying eyes.

Mobile world is observing sophistication and complexity in attacks and so the iPhone giant has rolled out certain data protection features that are not that easy to break-in…. hmmm, at least for now!

Following the same, Google has also rolled out patches to 75 of vulnerabilities that have been identified till date and among them 4 appear to be critical.

The rollout was done as a part of the December 2022 Android Update procedure, where a critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) flaw was also fixed.

As per the details available to our Cybersecurity Insiders, the list of issues addressed were: Android Runtime (1), Framework (20), Media Framework (1) and System (19). Data disclosure and susceptibility to denial-of-service attacks were also resolved.

On the business front, both Android and Apple have been offering its users utmost services in protecting their information against malware and espionage related attacks. The firms also do not entertain any of the law enforcement’s direct requests to gain access to a device data, unless they are backed up by a legal body’s approval.

Especially, Apple has shown excellent commitment in this issue and has also sued NSO Group for devising Pegasus Spying software that was used by a Prince from Saudi to spy on a few business leaders of renowned technology-based companies, including Amazon.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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