Apple Says Zero-Click iPhone Attack Poses No Risk to Users

Apple Says Zero-Click iPhone Attack Poses No Risk to Users

Apple Says Zero-Click iPhone Attack Poses No Risk to Users

The exploits exist in the Mail app for iOS and, according to ZecOps, allows a specially crafted email to be sent to trigger the vulnerability simply by consuming a lot of RAM. It alerted Apple, which is fixing the flaw, he said.

"To mitigate these issues - you can use the latest iOS beta available".

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. That's the same release with which the iPhone maker will roll out a patch for the zero-day vulnerability detailed earlier this week by cybersecurity startup ZecOps Inc.

According to 9to5Mac, the bug has apparently been resolved in the latest iOS 13.4.5 beta, but if you aren't up to date on Apple's mobile beta releases, you might want to disable notifications until Apple rolls out a fix. Among the victims were "individuals from a Fortune 500 organization in North America" and "an executive from a carrier in Japan", as well as "a journalist in Europe", ZecOps said.

However, the company believes that the security issues do not pose any immediate danger to the users after extensively investigating the report by ZecOps.

Apple should definitely make a fix in its future system update. In addition, Apple has contacted last March by ZecOps, the firm acknowledged the existence of the flaw. Even if an Apple customer deletes the Mail app, there is no way to change the default email application to a competing app, such as Microsoft's Outlook. And in August, Google researchers discovered that an iPhone hack may have targeted Uighur Muslims in China. Same may be said for Apple's mobility devices, but a recent discovery could dramatically change the status quo. The first vulnerability is an out-of-bounds write bug, whereas the second flaw is a heap overflow issue as per a report by the researchers.

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

In the meantime, if you are an iPhone or iPad user and anxious about your devices crashing down because of the text bug, you may want to disable notifications for all kind of messaging apps including the iMessage, WhatsApp, Messenger, Telegram and others. To access the updates, go to Settings General Software Update.

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