The researchers "discovered a small collection of hacked websites" that exploited vulnerabilities in iOS. The names of the websites weren't disclosed.
Key quote: "Simply visiting the hacked site was enough for the exploit server to attack your device, and if it was successful, install a monitoring implant. We estimate that these sites receive thousands of visitors per week."
The implant could give hackers access to a user's contacts, photos, and location plus data from a number of apps.
Google informed Apple of the 14 total vulnerabilities on February 1. Apple quickly issued a software update.
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