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Tech Giant Apple finds no evidence for its email app vulnerability


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

24th Apr, 2020. 09:50 am
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Tech Giant Apple

Tech Giant Apple has, in its recent accusations related to mail flaw; said that it has found no evidence in its email app for iPhones and iPads used against any customers.

Media reports said that Tech Giant Apple has made comments regarding to the recent accusation that its email app has been used against its customers.

However, the company stated that it believes the flaw does not pose an immediate threat or risk to any of the customers.

A security firm named as ZecOps that is based in San Fransico, said that a flaw that it said may have left more than half a billion iPhones vulnerable to hackers.

Chief executive of ZecOps Zuk Avraham, said that he found evidence the vulnerability exploited in at least six cybersecurity break-ins.

Avraham said he found evidence that an attacker took advantage of the vulnerability as far back as January 2018, but that he could not determine who the hackers were.

Apple acknowledged the vulnerability existed in its software for email on iPhones and iPads, known as the Mail app,

It said company had developed a fix that will introduced in a forthcoming update to millions of devices it has sold globally.

What is the flaw?

Earlier Research published by ZecOps, said Apple had not previously known about the issue.

To exploit this flaw, hackers would send a seemingly blank message to an iPhone or iPad users Mail account – the email app on iOS devices.

When the email was opened it would crash the app forcing the user to reboot. During the reboot, hackers would be able to access information on the device.

What makes this attack different from other hacks is users do not need to download any external software or visit a website that contains malicious software (malware).

Typically hacks require some action on the part of the victim – those steps make possible to trace the origin of the attack.

The researchers said the bug could exploited even on recent versions of iOS.

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