If you have an Apple iPhone, do this now.
- Go to settings.
- General -> Software Update
- Download and install 9.3.5
Your phone may not show an update available on the Settings icon, but you need to update it right now.
From the Washington Post:
“This is the most sophisticated bad actor we have ever seen targeting mobile phones out in the wild,” said Mike Murray, vice president of security research at Lookout.
The malware, which the researchers said came from an Israeli company called NSO Group that was bought by the U.S. private equity firm Francisco Partners in 2014, was used to target journalists and activists in some cases, according to Citizen Lab, a group focused on the intersection of technology and information security.
Apple released a fix for the problems on Thursday. “We advise all of our customers to always download the latest version of iOS to protect themselves against potential security exploits,” the company said in a statement.
You can read the rest, right after you update your iPhone.