February 5, 2023

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Breach at Apple: Powerless for Customers Against Hackers?

Millions of Apple customers are vulnerable to hackers due to a major security breach in the tech giant’s network.

• Read more: How to protect against security flaws on Apple devices

According to Eric Parent, president and CEO of Eva Technologies, the breach has claimed countless victims over the years.

“This flaw has been around for years because it goes back to version 6 of the iPhone. So, someone who knew about this breach could have used it a long time ago,” he explained in an interview with TVA Nouvelles.

The flaw allows hackers to remotely control a device.

So Apple recommends all its customers to update to the latest update. This is the only way to adequately protect yourself as it is very difficult to detect when a hacker has taken control of your device.

“The most obvious way is that we have information coming out where it shouldn’t be coming out. Otherwise, we need technical expertise to analyze what’s going on over the phone,” says Eric Parent.

“Today our electronic devices are very talkative. They are constantly talking to multiple services. So it is very difficult to tell the difference between normal behavior and completely abnormal and malicious behavior,” he adds.

If your device doesn’t send you a message inviting you to perform the update, you can do it yourself by going to your device settings.

Cybersecurity analyst Steven Lachance, for his part, recommends tweaking some settings to protect yourself from a potential hacker.

“Disable all microphone, photo and camera sharing for non-essential apps, especially apps that make money with data. I am thinking of Facebook, Instagram and Messenger,” says Mr. Lachance.

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To watch the full interview, watch the video above the article.