Apple fixes a major security flaw in software for iPhones and iPods
The error may have been active since 2012
The robbery begins by sending a useless email to the victim
Apple is finally ready to spot two major security flaws in the default iOS and iPad’s Mail app, which could harm millions of devices for over 8 years. The vulnerability was first introduced by iOS 6 and can then be used repeatedly by attackers.
Jacobs, a San Francisco-based mobile security forensic firm, discovered this vulnerability in late 2016 while conducting a sophisticated cyber talk search on a client.
At the time, Jacobs chief executive Zuk Awram said vulnerability had been exploited in at least six cybersecurity breaches, which allowed hackers to gain access to high-level target devices. Jacobs explains that exploitation is triggered by useless email and may not be necessary and can communicate with each other, otherwise, the user will only have to open the email.
Once prompted, Email executes the code in the context of the default mail applications, allowing you to read, edit, or delete messages. The security firm suspects that the attackers combined zero-day vulnerability with special exploitation to give the device full control. As described above, harm can be triggered remotely without any user interaction – the attack is called zero-click.
In a separate report published by Reuters, the publication found two independent security investigators to review Jacobs’ claims. Investigators also found the evidence to be credible but said they had not yet completely reconstructed his results.
Jacobs said in his report that a European journalist, including an employee of a Fortune 500 company in North America and a VIPO from Germany, was targeting his clients using exploitation.
The thing is, since Apple was unaware of the dangers until recently, even hackers and security companies around the world could use this error to identify unsuspecting users who are unaware that their data will be stolen first.
Jacobs said he warned Apple about vulnerability in February. Since then two bugs have been patched up in the latest beta release of iOS 13 and it is set to reach the next iOS update that will be publicly available on iOS and iPad 13.4.5. Live TV