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Apple responds to bug warning used to exploit iPhone, iPad users

Tech giant said that these potential issues will be addressed in a software update soon.

Apple-respondsThe hackers may have discovered a way to infiltrate iPhones using Apple’s email software - OyeYeah News
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Apple issues statement saying that it has found ‘no evidence’ in the report by cybersecurity company ZecOps that discovered two vulnerabilities in Apple iOS mail which they believed are widely exploited in the wild to target iPhone and iPad users.

“Apple takes all reports of security threats seriously. We have thoroughly investigated the researcher’s report and, based on the information provided, have concluded these issues do not pose an immediate risk to our users,” the tech giant said in a statement on Thursday.

The tech giant further added that the researcher identified three issues in Mail, “but alone they are insufficient to bypass iPhone and iPad security protections, and we have found no evidence they were used against customers”.

According to cybersecurity firm ZecOps, the hackers may have discovered a way to infiltrate iPhones using Apple’s email software.

ZecOps had said that “additional kernel vulnerability would provide full device access – we suspect that these attackers had another vulnerability. It is currently under investigation”.

Apple said that these potential issues will be addressed in a software update soon.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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