Apple Respond With Statement On WikiLeaks Report
Apple has responded to today’s disclosure by WikiLeaks, alleging that the CIA developed several tools explicitly designed for gaining unathurized access to Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Macbook products.
In a statement, the company assured Apple users that the vulnerabilities detailed in WikiLeak’s reports (several of which date back to 2009) have since been addressed via software and hardware updates.
“Based on our initial analysis, the alleged iPhone vulnerability affected iPhone 3G only and was fixed in 2009 when iPhone 3GS was released. Additionally, our preliminary assessment shows the alleged Mac vulnerabilities were previously fixed in all Macs launched after 2013,” they said.
They also made it a point to distance themselves from WikiLeaks, saying “we have not negotiated with Wikileaks for any information. We have given them instructions to submit any information they wish through our normal process under our standard terms. Thus far, we have not received any information from them that isn’t in the public domain.”
“We are tireless defenders of our users’ security and privacy, but we do not condone theft or coordinate with those that threaten to harm our users,” Apple says.