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.

Read more at CBSLA.com.


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