Apple: Wikileaks CIA Exploits Are Old and Have Been Fixed
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
Apple has scoffed at a series of CIA documents released by Wikileaks today which revealed a number of vulnerabilities in the Cupertino company’s Mac and iOS devices. According to Apple, the exploits are between four and eight years old and have already been patched. The iOS vulnerability, which only affected the iPhone 3G, was fixed in 2009, while the Mac issue was corrected in 2013.
In a statement to TechCrunch, Apple said:
“We have preliminarily assessed the Wikileaks disclosures from this morning. Based on our initial analysis, the alleged iPhone vulnerability affected iPhone 3G only and was fixed in 2009 when iPhone 3GS was released. Additionally, our preliminary assessment shows the alleged Mac vulnerabilities were previously fixed in all Macs launched after 2013.
We have not negotiated with Wikileaks for any information. We have given them instructions to submit any information they wish through our normal process under our standard terms. Thus far, we have not received any information from them that isn’t in the public domain. We are tireless defenders of our users’ security and privacy, but we do not condone theft or coordinate with those that threaten to harm our users.”
The Wikileaks document dump, part of its “Vault 7” leak, reveals techniques developed by the CIA to exploit Apple devices. Further releases are expected in the coming days.