Apple iTunes “Flaw” Allowed Government Spying for 3 YearsSubmitted by entropypressStAt on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 18:09
November 25th, 2011
An unpatched security flaw in Apple’s iTunes software allowed intelligence agencies and police to hack into users’ computers for more than three years, it’s claimed.
A British company called Gamma International marketed hacking software to governments that exploited the vulnerability via a bogus update to iTunes, Apple’s media player, which is installed on more than 250 million machines worldwide.
The hacking software, FinFisher, is used to spy on intelligence targets’ computers.