Nasty Safari bugs let hackers take over your Mac and iPhone's mic and camera

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Nasty Safari bugs let hackers take over your Mac and iPhone's mic and camera

You know how some people have a sticker over their MacBook’s webcam? Well, those people might be onto something. 

Wired reports that Apple recently patched a nasty Safari bug, which allowed hackers to take over the victim’s webcam and microphone and spy on them. 

The bugs (there were several of them) were found by security researcher Ryan Pickren. He says that, by combining several of the bugs together, an attacker was able to create a web link which would trick Safari into handing over control to the computer’s webcam and microphone. 

Wired claims that an attacker perusing these bugs would be able to “quietly” launch the victim’s webcam and microphone and use them to record video and audio as well as take photos. Worse, the bugs worked on iPhones, iPads, and Macs as we… Read More

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