Wednesday, October 28

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Apple fixes major flaw that may have let hackers steal data from iPhones, iPads for years

Apple fixes major flaw that may have let hackers steal data from iPhones, iPads for years

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The vulnerability was discovered by ZecOps, a mobile security forensics firm. The flaw is believed to have been unpatched in since 2012. Apple is finally set to patch two major security flaws in the default iOS and iPadOS Mail app which could have millions of devices vulnerable for over 8 years. The vulnerability was first introduced via iOS 6 and could have since been exploited by attackers repeatedly. The vulnerability was discovered by ZecOps, a San Francisco-based mobile security forensics firm while it was investigating a sophisticated cyberattack against a client that took place in late 2019. At the time, Zuk Avraham, ZecOps' chief executive, claimed that the vulnerability was exploited in at least six cybersecurity breaches that allowed hackers to gain access to devices of hi...