Sunday, 24 October 2021

Latest iOS update allows third-party to attain “full access”

LONDON: Apple devices are considered as one of the most secured devices in the world, however, the new update may have opened a gate for security breach.

The company has officially released iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 updates which bring back shortcuts automations, share ETA, and features a tweaked volume indicator with unique icons and it comes with a bunch of bug fixes.

However, iPhone or iPad users don’t get too excited, as the new update have huge flaw which allows third-party keyboards to attain “full access” to your devices “even if you haven’t approved this access”, Forbes pointed.

According to Apple, The flaw doesn’t affect the official iOS keyboard and also admitted that they are yet to find a solution to fix the flaw. The company promises to fix the issue in the coming update.

The third party keyboards are hugely popular among the iOS users because official keyboards are too limited. Interestingly, the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come with an updated operating system, iOS 13, so there is no option available to avoid it.

The company is expected to release a minor update in coming weeks to fix the issue.

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