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Apple to fix a flaw that may have allowed hackers to steal data via iOS Mail App

By Prakhar Khanna April 23, 2020, 3:30 am
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Recently, a bug, which also exists on iPads was discovered that is said to have been exploited in at least six cybersecurity break-ins. An Apple spokesman acknowledged that a vulnerability exists in Apple’s software for email, the Mail app on iPhones and iPads.

The report says that the flaw has already been exploited by hackers against high-profile users. It was taking advantage of the vulnerability since January 2018 However, Apple reportedly declined to comment on the same.

The hack was executed when victims were sent a blank email message through the Mail app, which forced a crash and reset. As a result, the crash opened the door for hackers to steal other data on the device, such as photos and contact details.

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Two independent security researchers who reviewed the discovery found the evidence credible.

Apple is planning to fix the flaw and it will be rolled out in a forthcoming update on millions of devices globally.

Source: Zecops
Via: Reuters

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