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Apple Mail App Security Flaw Might Have Exposed Your Data To Hackers

Apple has finally patched its Mail App security flaw that exposed numerous users to cyberattackers. Here is everything you need to know about it.

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Apple iOS and iPadOS Mail app had two major security flaws that might have been exposing users to serious risks. But, the organisation has finally going to address the security flaws with the new update. It was determined that this security issue was first introduced through the iOS 6 update. Many users are currently surprised and are wondering about the Apple iOS security flaw and how is it going to be eliminated. If you have been wondering about the same, then do not worry, here is all you need to know about it. 

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Apple security flaw might have exposed user data to hackers

Apple products are sold out on the basis of providing the best security to its customers and many users vouch for it. However, the recent news reveals that the organisation might have introduced a security flaw to the Apple iOS and iPadOS Mail app since the iOS 6 update. Many believe that this flaw could have been exploited by hackers and attackers time and again. Nevertheless, after years of such data exposure, Apple has finally decided to patch this issue with a new update.

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It seems that Apple Inc was practically unaware of such vulnerability until it was discovered by ZecOps, a San Francisco-based mobile security forensics firm. The firm found out about this issue while it was investigating a sophisticated cyberattack against a client that took place in late 2019. According to the ZecOps' chief executive, Zuk Avraham, this Apple Mail App vulnerability was exploited in at least six cybersecurity breaches that allowed hackers to gain access to devices of high profile targets. 

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The mobile security forensics firm says it alerted Apple about the vulnerabilities in February. However, ZecOps says that a number of users have been exposed to cyberattacks due to this Apple security flaw, the attack is called Zero-click. Both of the flaws have since been patched in the latest beta releases of iOS 13, and a fix is set to arrive in the next publicly available iOS update in iOS and iPadOS 13.4.5.

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