Smart phone giants Apple and Samsung have both vowed to fix vulnerabilities after the CIA allegedly produced more than 1,000 malware systems to infiltrate and take control of targeted electronics.
The declaration is coming after a WikiLeaks’ disclosure of an alleged CIA hacking arsenal capable of breaking into iPhones and other devices.
Reports say the CIA is exploiting weaknesses it discovers in hardware and software systems – without informing manufacturers of the flaws in question.
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“While our initial analysis indicates that many of the issues leaked today were already patched in the latest iOS, we will continue work to rapidly address any identified vulnerabilities,” Apple said in a statement.
“We always urge customers to download the latest iOS to make sure they have the most recent security updates.”
Samsung also offered a similar response over the issue.
“Protecting consumers’ privacy and the security of our devices is a top priority at Samsung,” a statement from the South Korean electronics giant said.
“We are aware of the report in question and are urgently looking into the matter.” Samsung’s response read in full.
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