According to the company, affected persons can be notified in two different ways. After the user registers with Apple ID, the first notification contains a threat notice. This will appear at the top of each page.
Madrid. (Portaltic/EP).-Apple offers more details about the threat notification operations that it sends users of devices damaged by a state-sponsored hacker attack and explains how these notifications can be displayed to those affected.
On Tuesday, the American company filed a complaint against NSO Group in Israel, the Israeli company responsible for spyware Pegasus. It claimed that NSO Group “carried out surveillance, targeted attacks on Apple device users.”
Pegasus uses vulnerabilities in Apple devices to exploit vulnerabilities. This FORCEENTRY attack can also be used on users. Apple guarantees that it will warn “a small number” of those who might become victims.
Apple now provides additional information in a support paper on how to give individual users these threat notifications to help protect against state-sponsored attacks.
The company explained that in these cases it could notify affected persons in two ways. The first contains a threat notification. It will be displayed at top of page once the user has registered on the network using his Apple ID.
Apple can also send email notifications or emails to the phone number associated with an Apple ID user via its messaging application iMessage.
Apple also includes additional information and steps for affected individuals in these notices to help protect their devices from being targeted by national hackers. This method is often very complicated and constantly changing.
Apple encourages all affected users to log in to their Apple ID profile via its website. This will make it easy to verify that these notifications are genuine.
The company recommends that users use basic protection to protect themselves against attacks. This includes keeping their computers up-to-date, using strong passwords, two-step verification, installing only official apps such as the App Store, and avoiding clicking on unknown senders’ links or opening attachments.