iPhone mail app hackable? NYT says China behind disinformation
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The default mail app on Apple's iPhones maybe vulnerable to sophisticated email hacks according to a report, Wednesday from The Wall Street Journal.
The previously unknown vulnerability which was detected by cyber security from ZecOps Reportedly let's hackers install malicious software on an iPhone by sending a specific crafted e-mail.
In some versions of iOS, the iPhone operating system, where the hack can be triggered, the malicious e-mail is downloaded by the Mail app without further action from the recipient.
Google is makings some changes to its ads.
The company announced that it will require all advertisers to complete a verification program they wanna advertise on Google's network.
Starting in the summer, users will be able to click on an advertisement in a search result.
And be able to get information on that advertising.
The new feature will be live in the US first and expand worldwide after.
And finally, Chinese operatives reported the spread fake text and social media post about a national lockdown in the US relating to the coronavirus the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
Messages warning of a lockdown were amplified in order to cause panic in the US and create political friction according to the Times, which cited six anonymous American officials at six different agencies.
Those efforts enabled the messages to catch the attention of enough people that they spread on their own, with little need for further work by foreign agents.
All of this according to the report.
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