A routine investigation by researchers at ZecOps has apparently unearthed some serious security flaws with Apple’s Mail app – and according to the cyber security startup, the vulnerability has already been exploited in the wild.
The security flaw can be used to target iPad or iPhones with the Mail app installed, and it doesn’t require users to download anything. Hackers just have to send a specially-crafted email – which any unassuming victim would open – to trigger the mail-based exploit.
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Once that email has been opened and the vulnerability exploited, the bad actors can leak, modify and delete emails remotely.
Apple has issued a fix to this in the form of its iOS 13.4.5 update, but that’s currently only in the beta stage. This means you have to…