Security flaws on iPhone, iPad; Millions of devices at risk

Security flaws on iPhone, iPad;  Millions of devices at risk
Security flaws on iPhone, iPad;  Millions of devices at risk

 San Francisco-based mobile security firm, has found security flaws on iPhones and iPads.  The company claims that about fifty million devices made by Apple are at risk.  Apple is working to fix the error.

 One of the clients of Jackups was the victim of a cyber attack late last year.  While investigating the incident, the company found a security flaw.  Chief executive Juke Abraham says at least six cyber security breaches have been exploited.  - Reuters news media.

 The security flaw was found in the mail app of iPhone and iPad.  An Apple spokesman confirmed that Apple has been informed about this.  He added that Apple has already made a 'fix'.  The fix will be delivered to the faulty device through the next update.

 However, Apple declined to comment on Jackups chief Abraham's research.  The research report was published on Wednesday.  If the report's claim is correct, it is possible to take advantage of that security flaw from a distance, and cybercriminals have already used the flaw to penetrate the devices of 'high-profile' users.

 In this context, Avraham said, he has found evidence of the presence of a malicious program that has been taking advantage of the flaws in the iOS mobile operating system since January 2017.  However, Avraham could not reveal anything about the identity of the hacker.  Reuters also failed to gather evidence in support of Abraham's claim.

 During the hacking, the victim was sent a blank email message through the mail app.  After opening the mail, at one stage the mail app crashes and the app has to be reset.  The hackers took advantage of the app crash and entered the device and snatched various data such as pictures and contacts.

 Jackups claims that hackers can take advantage of the error to hack data from even the latest iOS version of the iPhone.  They can access data from anywhere in the mail app that has access to the information, even confidential messages.

 At one time, Abraham was working as a security researcher for the Israeli Defense Forces.  His idea is that the hacking strategy is part of a chain malicious program, the rest of which has yet to be uncovered.  This allows the attackers to take full control of the device from a distance.  Apple declined to comment.

 Abraham said the Jackups client was the victim of such an attack late last year.  Avraham declined to be named, despite claiming the service was a North American technology company listed on the Fortune 500 list.  He added that employees of five other organizations in Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Israel had also been attacked.

 Abraham tried to find out the cause of the crash by collecting the 'Crash Reports' data.  Later, the hacking strategy caught the eye of the chief executive of Jackups.