In response to the news that Apple is going to patch a flaw which has allowed authorities to gain access to iPhones, Alex Rice, CTO at HackerOne commented below.
Alex Rice, CTO at HackerOne:
“Fixing known vulnerabilities is the only way to ensure they aren’t leveraged by criminals. Back in 2016, when the FBI revealed it utilized third parties to help break into iPhones, a new issue presented itself — there was a known vulnerability being exploited that wasn’t shared with the only organization in the world that could fix it. There are over 700 million iPhones in the hands of consumers. Patching any and all vulnerabilities as quickly as possible is necessary for a mature security posture and the only responsible path to protect the public.”