Expert Reactions On iOS Mail Has ‘Critical’ Security Flaws

As reported by TechRadar, Germany’s federal cybersecurity agency has issued a warning urging all iOS users to install Apple’s latest security updates which patch two zero-click security vulnerabilities that impact the company’s default email app.

The vulnerabilities were first discovered by the US-based security firm ZecOps which found that they were being actively exploited in attacks targeting iOS users since at least January of 2018. Apple has acknowledged the security flaws though the company says it has found “no evidence they were used against customers”.

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Jake Moore
Jake Moore , Cybersecurity Specialist
InfoSec Expert
May 29, 2020 12:11 pm

No-click attacks are simply the most horrifying attacks on phones; there is no user interaction necessary and they can cause some serious damage. Similar to what happened with Jeff Bezos, if a threat actor simply sends a message to the target device, it can manipulate the phone. Although there are no reports of this attack occurring in the wild, this doesn’t suggest it hasn’t actually been used on anyone yet.

Although high profile targets, celebrities and people with huge wealth lie in the at-risk category, it is always highly recommended that all iOS users auto-install the latest security updates. This will help users avoid falling victim to any unknown attacks that exploit current or potential future iPhone vulnerabilities.

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