Google announces details of iOS 12.4 vulnerability: Hackers can remotely crack iPhone, turn on camera and microphone

Google’s Project Zero team, which has repeatedly worked on security incidents, says it only takes a few minutes to remotely crack an iOS device. Apple users needn’t worry too much, the vulnerability appeared in iOS 12.4 system, which has been fixed in iOS 12.4.1 after Google discovered it and reported it to Apple.

According to information published by Google, the malicious elements who master the vulnerability only need to know the apple ID corresponding to an iOS device, can break the phone and account password in a few minutes, access the user’s files, photos, account information, mail, two-factor authentication code and so on.

Even more frighteningly, the cracker can remotely turn on the iPhone user’s microphone and camera.

It is reported that the vulnerability identification ID is CVE-2019-8641. Google expert Samuel Gro? believes that there is no particularly perfect solution for the vulnerability for the time being, and that a single fix will require a later patching to further reinforce the “wall of protection”.

From this point of view, upgrading to iOS 13 is a more secure option.

Google announces details of iOS 12.4 vulnerability: Hackers can remotely crack iPhone, turn on camera and microphoneGoogle announces details of iOS 12.4 vulnerability: Hackers can remotely crack iPhone, turn on camera and microphone