Computer security startup ZecOps found that a flaw in iOS could allow criminals to be able to play with the Mail app on iPhones and iPads. IOS has been vulnerable to this bug since at least 2012, when iOS 6 was released. However, it appears that criminals started to exploit the bug in 2018.
IOS failure puts Mail at risk. Be very careful!
By exploiting the flaw, attackers can read, edit and delete emails in the Mail application. Worst of all, users are unlikely to realize that something is going on. At best, while the attack goes on, people may experience a small temporary slowdown, but nothing more. In some cases, failed attacks result in an email that says, "This message has no content".
It all starts when the attackers send an email to the victim. Once processed, the email is deleted so as not to leave any trace of the attack. At the same time, the victim continues to make a living, unaware that his mailbox is being heavily attacked.
Most of the time, no user action is required to trigger the attack. In fact, just viewing the message is enough to allow malicious users to execute the code.
However, there is good news. It is that criminals cannot launch a mass attack with this. The bug requires an email specifically created for each destination. Still, the vulnerability can put people at risk and apparently, this is already happening.
For ZecOps, some suspicious targets include employees of Fortune 500 companies, heads of Swiss and Japanese companies, as well as MSSPs from Saudi Arabia and Israel. In fact, for the work it does, someone must be very interested in the data.
Apple is aware of the problem and intends to fix it with the release of iOS 13.4.5. Meanwhile, users of the beta version of iOS 13.4.5 are already protected. Who is not the only solution, for now, is to use an alternative to Mail. If you are looking for a Postbox It's one of the best.
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