iPhone could be hacked remotely using zero-day bug in Airdrop, now fixed
A bug in Apple iPhones and other iOS devices could let hackers take complete control of the device given that they were in the vicinity, according to Google Project Zero security researcher Ian Beer. Beer called it "a wormable radio-proximity exploit" that gave him complete control over any iPhone in his vicinity, view all the photos, read all the email, copy all the private messages and monitor everything which happens there in real-time.
"Imagine the sense of power an attacker with such a capability must feel. As we all pour more and more of our souls into these devices, an attacker can gain a treasure trove of information on an unsuspecting target," Beer noted.