Does apple have spyware

 

Rene Ritchie has been covering the personal technology industry for almost a decade. Editorial Director at Mobile Nations, analyst at iMore, video and podcast host, you can follow him @reneritchie on Snapchat , Instagram , and Twitter .

Over the last few days Apple has pushed out updates to the release, developer preview, and public beta versions of iOS — that's iOS 9.3.5, iOS 10 developer preview 7, and iOS 10 public beta 6. All of them, on every carrier, for every region, at the same time. It was to patch a just-discovered set of malware and spyware called Pegasus, made and sold for upwards of a million dollars by a company called the NSO Group to nation-states that wanted to surveil dissidents and journalists.

It's not something most of us, our family, friends, and colleagues, ever need to worry about. But it's something we should all stay informed about.

Does apple have spyware

When I updated my iPhone to iOS 6 it got stuck on the "connect to itunes" screen and even when I connect it to itunes it does nothing. So now I can't get it off that screen. I can't use my phone at all. SO frustrating.

I had the exact same problem, stuck on the screen since I tried the upgrade. I tried everything for 3hrs and found Method 1 in this answer to work. Download iREB r5 and follow the instructions in Method 1.

This just brought my phone back to life (everything still there) and out of the "connect to iTunes" screen, but still not recognised by iTunes. When I try to connect iTunes says "iphone cannot connect to itunes apple mobile device service not started". I'm leaving that challenge for tomorrow.

Rene Ritchie has been covering the personal technology industry for almost a decade. Editorial Director at Mobile Nations, analyst at iMore, video and podcast host, you can follow him @reneritchie on Snapchat , Instagram , and Twitter .

Over the last few days Apple has pushed out updates to the release, developer preview, and public beta versions of iOS — that's iOS 9.3.5, iOS 10 developer preview 7, and iOS 10 public beta 6. All of them, on every carrier, for every region, at the same time. It was to patch a just-discovered set of malware and spyware called Pegasus, made and sold for upwards of a million dollars by a company called the NSO Group to nation-states that wanted to surveil dissidents and journalists.

It's not something most of us, our family, friends, and colleagues, ever need to worry about. But it's something we should all stay informed about.

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Spyware is a type of malicious software that will perform certain actions without consent, such as: advertising, collecting personal information, or changing the configuration of your device. If you notice slowness on your machine or network, changes to your browser, or other unusual activity, then it’s possible that your computer has been infected with spyware. [1]