Apple: Security Flaws Identified in WikiLeaks’ CIA Dump Have Been Fixed (AAPL)

Apple: Security Flaws Identified in WikiLeaks’ CIA Dump Have Been Fixed (AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) said in a statement that it has already fixed many security flaws in its iOS identified in WikiLeaks CIA document dump, Apple Insider (via The Verge) reported.

The Cupertino-based tech giant said that it released a more secure public version of its operating system in January.

The company claims that it has already fixed “many” critical vulnerabilities that had been detailed in the files.

The iPhone maker noted that it will continue to work to fix others issues that were known to the CIA.

On Tuesday night, Wikileaks published more than 8,000 documents that were obtained from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence.

The documents detail vulnerabilities in Android and Samsung Smart TVs as well as 14 iOS exploits.

According to the documents, intelligence agencies could use those security holes to track users, monitor their communications, or even take control of their phones.

“While our initial analysis indicates that many of the issues leaked today were already patched in the latest iOS, Apple will continue work to rapidly address any identified vulnerabilities,” according to the statement.

However, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) did not disclose which of those 14 flaws have been fixed. Also, the company did not disclose when it plans roll out patches for vulnerabilities that persist. But it urged iOS users to keep the operating system up to date to get security updates.

“We always urge customers to download the latest iOS to make sure they have the most recent security updates,” Apple said.