It used to be that Apple devices didn't really get zero-day exploits. But as we all know, just because Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to scale Mount Everest doesn't mean that the mountain wasn't massively tall long before they arrived. Also: Just because no one knows about it yet doesn't necessarily render a thing impossible.
A grad student at Citizen Lab discovered spyware on the iPhone of a United Arab Emirates-based human rights activist, and the story only gets more fascinating and disturbing from there.
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