The iOS zero-day exploit was real, Google’s report was bogus

“Project Zero lacked so much context it became a social attack itself.” — Rene Ritchie

From Ritchie’s tweetstorm:


    • Google’s Project Zero blogs legit iOS exploit but with no context.
    • Story gets re-blogged, people get panicked.
    • TechCrunch finds out it was targeted at the Uyghur community in Xinjiang, China.
    • Forbes finds out it targeted Android and Windows too.


My take: I’m with Ritchie. WTF Project Zero?


  1. David Emery said:
    Google acting evil? I’m shocked!

    What I find most significant are the revelations about Google senior leaders and their lack of ethical personal behavior. Personal behavior bleeds into corporate ethics, and “corporate ethics” is something that has been slowly draining from Google.

    September 2, 2019
    • Gregg Thurman said:
      I don’t think the drain has been slow, just the recognition of the lack of ethics.

      “First do no harm”. Only a crook would come up with a slogan like that. Everybody else would assume it.

      September 2, 2019

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