LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Apple issued an urgent security alert for iPad and iPhone users late Thursday.
Apple warns hackers have released sophisticated spyware- that allows cyber criminals to spy on calls and texts.
It was used to target the phone of a middle eastern dissident, but security experts believe its also being actively used against other iPhone users around the world.
Apple is urging owners to download an urgent software update. It’s a new operating system, version 9.3.5
The alert covers the iPhone 4S and all later models.
Hackers send an email inviting users to click on a web link, then spy on apps including facebook, FaceTime, calendar and gmail.