Apple Responds to iOS Mail App Exploit: No Immediate Threat; Update Coming

Yesterday, San Francisco-based security firm ZecOps reported an iOS exploit available since January 2018 had affected Apple’s Mail app on iPhone and iPad, allowing hackers to potentially target users when opening a certain email.

Apple responded late Thursday to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman with a statement saying, “We have thoroughly investigated the researcher’s report and, based on the information provided, have concluded these issues do not pose an immediate risk to our users,” adding, “The researcher identified three issues in Mail, but alone they are insufficient to bypass iPhone and iPad security protections, and we have found no evidence they were used against customers.”

The iPhone maker added, “these potential issues will be addressed in a software update soon. We value our collaboration with security researchers to help keep our users safe and will be crediting the researcher for their assistance.”

Expect Apple to release an iOS update soon to patch this Mail app exploit.