Saturday, July 24, 2021

How confidential are your calls? This iPhone app shared them with everybody – Bare Safety

Don’t panic.

This isn’t a case of secretive nation-state phone interception methodologies (or spying, as it is often called).

It’s not a tale of cybercriminals deliberately trying to listen in to your business discussions so they can divert massive invoice payments or implant ransomware with multi-million dollar blackmail demands.

That’s the good news.

The bug in this case, discovered by Indian cybersecurity researcher Anand Prakash, was merely a matter of poor programming.

The bad news is that the side-effects of the bug could pretty much have been exploited by anyone, anywhere, any time.