Flaw in iPhone, iPads may have allowed hackers to steal data for years

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WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is planning to fix a flaw that a security firm said may have left more than half a billion iPhones vulnerable to hackers.

The bug, which also exists on iPads, was discovered by ZecOps, a San Francisco-based mobile security forensics company, while it was investigating a sophisticated cyberattack against a client that took place in late 2019. Zuk Avraham, ZecOps’ chief executive, said he found evidence the vulnerability was exploited in at least six cybersecurity break-ins.

An Apple spokesman acknowledged that a vulnerability exists in Apple’s software for email on iPhones and iPads, known as the Mail app, and that the company had developed a fix, which will be rolled out in a forthcoming update on millions of devices it has sold globally.

Apple declined to comment on Avraham’s research, which was published on Wednesday, that suggests the flaw could be triggered from afar and that it had already been exploited by hackers against high-profile users.


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  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,191
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    You're absolutely correct, some of us call that 'job security'.  I've been keeping a steadfast watch on my 'usual haunts' wondering when unethical hackers would make their move and use the global situation to do it with.
    One reason why we're here in the community doing what we do, is to raise awareness of those who use any Fing appliance to help them be more aware (as is the purpose of Fing) of what's happening on their network and allow the consumer to maintain control over it.
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,191
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    Alphabets ... =)
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
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