Expert Reaction On Apple Patch Zero-Day Vulnerability

BACKGROUND:

The tech giant has labeled the flaw as a ‘zero-day vulnerability, which is a term used to describe a security issue that may have been actively exploited by cybercriminals. The issue, labeled as CVE-2021-30807, is related to a memory corruption issue which if exploited can give attackers full control over the device.

Experts Comments

July 28, 2021
Hank Schless
Senior Manager, Security Solutions
Lookout

Vulnerabilities are inevitable in any software, which is why they’re constantly being discovered in mobile operating systems and apps. While having a flawless software release every time would be ideal, it’s close to impossible. Even though Apple has been in the news a number of times over these zero-day vulnerabilities, software developers everywhere run into vulnerabilities in their code. However, this is not to downplay the importance of updating your device as soon as a new OS version

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Vulnerabilities are inevitable in any software, which is why they’re constantly being discovered in mobile operating systems and apps. While having a flawless software release every time would be ideal, it’s close to impossible. Even though Apple has been in the news a number of times over these zero-day vulnerabilities, software developers everywhere run into vulnerabilities in their code. However, this is not to downplay the importance of updating your device as soon as a new OS version is available. 

Apple does a great job of quickly releasing patches to ensure you’re protected from any potential exploits. However, people often ignore them until they’re forced to update. This could be risky to an enterprise that allows its employees to access corporate resources from their mobile devices. These days, that’s just about every enterprise out there. If an employee leaves this type of vulnerability unpatched, it could give an attacker backstage access to valuable data. Enterprises need a way to enforce OS update policies that protect their company and customer data from exploitable zero-day attacks.

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