Apple released security update to protect iPhones from Malicious Messages


Technology Giant Apple Inc has added a new security update that helps to secure iPhones and iPads against cyber attacks launched through iMessages. Officially dubbed as BlastDoor, the feature acts as a security system to curtail malicious messages from reaching the users.

Google Project Zero Team was the first to discover the new update pushed onto the devices loaded with iOS 14 OS. Then Apple made it official that its BlastDoor update is indeed on its way to secure its devices from all variants of message oriented cyber threats.

In what is known to Cybersecurity Insiders, the additional security feature acts as a sandbox to parse all unwanted iMessages. And as the new feature is written in Swift, it acts as a memory safe language that helps in weeding out classic memory corruption vulnerabilities.

Apart from the above said update, iOS users will also get an additional feature that will be technically related to residing of shared cache and exponential throttling- to help end users’ security on a wholesome note.

Note- Launched in 2011 by Apple Inc, the iMessage functions work across iOS, macOS, iPadOS and watchOS platforms. It helps users to send texts, images and videos along with documents from one iPhone or iPad to another. Last year, the app got a big transformation where many features meant to improve end user security where introduced. WhatsApp, WeChat, Skype, SnapChat, Signal, and Line are some apps that can be touted as competitors of iMessaging app.

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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