Some users using the Windows Phone Link program may have compromised iPhone security.
Windows 11 recently introduced support for Phone Link for iOS, which is now out for everyone, but according to reports, some people may be exploiting this flaw to spy on iPhone users.

Phone Link has been around for Android for a long time, allowing messages, notifications, and more to be pushed to Windows 11 PCs, so you can work on your desktop without taking out your smartphone.

Therefore, the introduction of Phone Link for iOS is a handy feature for iPhone users; However, its features are more limited than Android, so cybercriminals can abuse this function due to how Phone Link is implemented on Apple phones.

Centro Software reports several iPhone users have been spied on using Phone Link for iOS.

Of course, the attacker needs physical access to the phone to spy on the iPhone through Windows Phone Link.

If an attacker can gain access to an iPhone and knows the device’s passcode, it’s easy enough to set up Phone Link on a Windows PC. Certo doesn’t explain the exact steps to mitigate potential abuse, but the process involves scanning a QR code on a PC monitor with the victim’s iPhone and turning on Bluetooth.

Once Phone Link is set up, things like phone call history, iMessages, and the content of any notifications can be viewed on that PC without the iPhone owner being aware of it.
Cybercriminals have been quick to exploit this new feature, which is worrying.

If you feel your iPhone is at risk of spying, you can check this by following some steps. Turn this feature off on your device if you don’t use Bluetooth. Without Bluetooth, there will be no connection between your iPhone and your PC.

As with previous iPhone security holes, it may not be long before spyware makers start creating tools that can be used to extract more information from victims’ iPhones.

We hope that Microsoft will investigate the issue and provide a security solution to prevent iPhone spying as soon as possible.

By Pooyatp

3 thoughts on “The iOS bug of Phone Link version 11 makes it possible to spy on the iPhone.”
  1. Im extremely pleased to discover this website. I want to to thank you for ones time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to look at new stuff on your web site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *