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Apple says 'many' exploits revealed in CIA leak already patched in latest iOS version

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By Mikey Campbell Tuesday, March 07, 2017, 07:33 pm PT (10:33 pm ET)

Apple late Tuesday issued a response to the WikiLeaks CIA data dump, saying "many" of the supposed iOS exploits have already been addressed in the most recent version of its flagship mobile operating system.

In a statement issued to news outlets, and subsequently posted to Twitter by BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski, Apple says the latest public version of iOS, released in January, contains patches for critical flaws outlined in today's WikiLeaks dump.

Further, the company is working on fixes for newly discovered vulnerabilities. As can be expected, Apple did not reveal which exploits have yet to be patched.

Apple is deeply committed to safeguarding our customers' privacy and security. The technology built into today's iPhone represents the best data security available to consumers, and we're constantly working to keep it that way. Our products and software are designed to quickly get security updates into the hands of our customers, with nearly 80 percent of users running the latest version of our operating system. While our initial analysis indicates that many of the issues leaked today were already patched in the latest iOS, we will continue work to rapidly address any identified vulnerabilities. (The article continues...)

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