A hole in the iPhone and iPad may have allowed data theft for years


Apple plans to fix a vulnerability that a security company said may have exposed more than half a billion iPhones to hack.

This software defect, which is also found in iPads, was discovered by Zikobs, the company specializing in mobile phone security, and is based in San Francisco while investigating a sophisticated cyber attack suffered by a customer at the end of 2019..

Zocops Chief Executive Zook Avraham said he found evidence that this vulnerability was exploited in at least six electronic hacks..

A spokesman from Apple admitted that there was a bug in the software system for Apple’s e-mail with iPhone and iPad devices known as (Mail App) and said that the company reached a solution that will be available within the next update of millions of devices sold globally..

Apple declined to comment on Avraham’s research, which was published Wednesday and indicates that the vulnerability can be accessed remotely and that it was already used to penetrate the devices of VIP users..

Avraham said he found evidence that a malicious program had exploited the vulnerability in the Apple iOS operating system since January 2018. He could not identify the hackers and Reuters could not independently verify his claim.


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