Apple just fixed a major iPhone security flaw, and you should install update!

08:33 PM | 8 Sep, 2023
Apple just fixed a major iPhone security flaw, and you should install update!
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A zero-day weakness in iOS 16 that might allow attackers to remotely install spyware on a device without the iPhone owner's involvement has been fixed by Apple in a crucial security update for iPhones. 

The issue was found last week by the spyware research team Citizen Lab, who quickly alerted Apple.

The Pegasus spyware from NGO Group was installed on an iPhone belonging to a worker at a civil society organisation with offices in Washington, DC, using the zero-click zero-day vulnerability. 

The malware known as Pegasus was created by a Israeli company for use by government organisations. A phone becomes infected with the spyware, which then transmits back data including pictures, texts, and audio and video recordings.

Just days after this issue was found, Apple released iOS 16.6.1, and even if you don't think your iPhone will be targeted by spyware, you should still install this update. 

There are still a lot of people eager to try to figure out how to exploit this new vulnerability by reverse engineering iOS security patches, which increases the possibility of more extensive assaults.

For obvious reasons, Citizen Lab hasn't fully outlined the vulnerability, but the attack requires PassKit attachments that are stuffed with malicious photos and distributed over iMessage. PassKit is the foundation underpinning Apple Pay and Wallet. 

In the future, Citizen Lab states, "We expect to publish a more in-depth discussion of the exploit chain."

In the past few years, iOS security flaws have frequently made headlines, particularly when they were aggressively exploited before Apple became aware of them. 

It's important to note that Citizen Lab claims Apple's Lockdown option can shield users from this most recent attack, so if you run the danger of being the victim of state-sponsored spyware, it's definitely worth turning this option on.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies - Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 2 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45  77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold registers big fall in Pakistan; check today gold rates in Pakatan - 2 December 2023

The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 2 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Karachi PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Islamabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Peshawar PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Quetta PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sialkot PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Attock PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujranwala PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Jehlum PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Multan PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Bahawalpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujrat PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nawabshah PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Chakwal PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Hyderabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nowshehra PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sargodha PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Faisalabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Mirpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705


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