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By Frank Smyth/CPJ Senior Adviser for Journalist Security
With a chapter on Technology Security by CPJ Staff Technologist Tom Lowenthal and Danny O’Brien
About the Authors   |   Acknowledgments

Introduction: With CPJ Senior Journalist Security Adviser Frank Smyth

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Apple vulnerability is surprising, but journalists should stick with iPhones

Citizen Lab Senior Research Fellow Bill Marczak, pictured, told CPJ that the iOS vulnerability was 'mind-boggling.' (Geoffrey King)

A rare and serious vulnerability in Apple's iOS operating system has been discovered by researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, which today published a report detailing its findings. It is the first known remote iOS vulnerability of its kind. Disturbingly, the company behind malware designed to exploit the security flaw may have also helped target an investigative journalist in Mexico in 2015, Citizen Lab said.

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