Apple plays down brutal iOS breaches

Breaking a few days of silence, Apple has finally come out with a garbled statement to downplay the iOS breaches Google disclosed earlier this week. As a reminder, Project Zero revealed a number of 'exploit chains' allowed an attacker near total control over an iPhone, triggered by simply visiting a malicious website. Apple's statement weasels its way around the issues a bit here, so let's take a look at it: First, the sophisticated attack was narrowly focused, not a broad-based exploit of iPhones “en masse” as described. The attack affected fewer than a dozen websites that focus on content related to the Uighur community. Regardless of the scale of the attack, we take the safety and security of all users extremely seriously. Let's review this piece by piece:  Saying "narrowly focused" is a really misleading way to say indiscriminately targeting 11 million people with a splatter-shot attack that could infect any device.Focusing on the "dozen websites" is –A message about security ↗