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A Hacker Found a Way to Take Over Any Apple Webcam

by Lily Hay Newman, Wired

The Safari vulnerabilities have been patched, but they would have given an alarming amount of access.

Apple has a well-earned reputation for security, but in recent years its Safari browser has had its share of missteps. This week, a security researcher publicly shared new findings about vulnerabilities that would have allowed an attacker to exploit three Safari bugs in succession and take over a target’s webcam and microphone on iOS and macOS devices.

Apple patched the vulnerabilities in January and March updates. But before the fixes, all a victim would have needed to do is click one malicious link and an attacker would have been able to spy on them remotely.

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