Apple said on Thursday that the company found no evidence that the iPhone and iPad Mail app is vulnerable. According to a report, cyber-attackers are exploiting the Mail app on iPhone and iPad. Hundreds of millions of people use the iPhone and iPad worldwide. Thus the initial report from a cybersecurity startup, ZecOps, was a real issue for many.
Apple opposes ZecOps claims
In a statement, Apple dismissed the opinion of cybersecurity startup, ZecOps. The company believe that the software flaw may have caused hackers to invade iPhones and other iOS devices for more than a year. Apple had to investigate if there was an exploitation of its Mail app flaw. According to Apple, the email vulnerability alone is not enough to allow cyber attackers to bypass the built-in security protection mechanism of Apple’s system. The company also promises to release an update and fix it soon.
“We have thoroughly investigated the researcher’s report. Based on the information provided, have concluded these issues do not pose an immediate risk to our users,” the Cupertino, California company said. “The researcher identified three issues in Mail, but alone they are insufficient to bypass iPhone and iPad security protections. We have found no evidence they were used against customers.”
However, ZecOps believes that this vulnerability could make more than 500 million iPhones vulnerable to hackers. According to the company, there is evidence that hackers took advantage of the loophole in at least six cybersecurity intrusions, dating back to January 2018.
On its part, Apple is not denying the Mail app vulnerability on the iPhone and iPad. It has even promised to release an update to fix the issue. However, it believes that the iOS system is still secure despite the Mail vulnerability. For now, iOS users have to wait until Apple officially releases the fix for the Mail vulnerability.