Mobile Security quotient increased in iPhones


All those who are worried about phishing attacks on Apple iPhones, here’s news to rejoice. With the latest update, the Cupertino giant has made it difficult for hackers to break into iPhones just by sending malicious links via messages or emails.

From March 12th, 2021, Apple will change the way it secures a code that works on the operating system that will keep all zero-click attacks at bay.

Technically, Zero Click attacks allow the hackers to take control of iPhone by targeting the victim with a malicious link and often these attacks are hard to detect. But in coming weeks, the company will tweak its beta version of iOS 14.5 to help its mobile customers to safeguard their device from sophisticated cyber attacks.

In the past, Apple Inc was using Pointer Authentication Codes (PAC) to prevent memory corruption by hackers. Now, the technique has been changed and will be guarded by a sophisticated version of authentication and validation of the ISA Pointers.

Meanwhile, an official update is out from the tech giant that its upcoming version of iPhone 13 model devices will use the latest version of Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modem that will be compatible with the use of 5G technology by wireless network providers.

As more and more OEMs are interested in offering 5G ready equipment, Apple seems to go ahead in the race by offering mmWave and sub-6GHz band in the latest series of iPhone 13 devices. However, the latest tech is not the latest in technology and might be used to keep the costs under control.

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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