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Wikileaks CIA leaks already been patched in iOS, says Apple

Following yesterday’s revelation that unauthorized individuals probably have access to a whole cache of CIA documents that provides information on exploiting and accessing devices, with a focus on iOS, Apple has made a statement.

It follows the leak of 8,761 documents – now referred to a Vault 7 – that are supposedly used to track and control iPhones, Android phones and Samsung smart TVs. However, Apple has told TechCrunch that Apple is already on top of the issue.

“Apple is deeply committed to safeguarding our customers’ privacy and security. The technology built into today’s iPhone represents the best data security available to consumers, and we’re constantly working to keep it that way. Our products and software are designed to quickly get security updates into the hands of our customers, with nearly 80 percent of users running the latest version of our operating system. 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. We always urge customers to download the latest iOS to make sure they have the most recent security updates.”

Apple is expected to release iOS 10.3 as soon as this week following the testing of a number of beta editions. The important midway update will provide a number of new features. Find out what they are here.