In the middle of intense public debate over whether Apple should be forced to help the government decrypt iPhones for criminal investigations, the company quietly closed a security vulnerability in its Messages app. Newly published details reveal just how severe that vulnerability was, allowing the exfiltration of chat history, including photos and videos, if the user could be tricked into clicking a single malicious link.

Read The Intercept write-up on Bishop Fox research – Apple Bug Exposed Chat History With a Single Click