Apple To Release Emergency Patch To Fix Messages Bug…. Maybe The Mail Exploit Too

Earlier this week I spoke of two major issues that iOS users were being exposed to. One was a Messages bug where a specific combination of characters would cause iOS devices to crash. The other was a zero day exploit in Mail that is likely being exploited as you read this. This likely has created a lot of bad press for Apple as people like yours truly have reported on these issues, and have called on Apple to fix them sooner rather than later.

Well, that appears to be happening. Forbes is reporting that an emergency patch is coming sometime this week to fix the Messages bug. Now it is possible that this patch will also fix the Mail exploit as well. I say that because the beta of iOS 13.4.5 has a fix for that exploit. So it shouldn’t be hard for Apple to bring that fix to another version of iOS.

Stay tuned to this post and to my Twitter account for updates on this.

4 Responses to “Apple To Release Emergency Patch To Fix Messages Bug…. Maybe The Mail Exploit Too”

  1. […] this week Apple promised that an emergency patch would be released this week to address a Messages bug that can cause your iDevice to crash, or even worse force you […]

  2. […] these security issues were made public, Apple promised that an emergency patch would be released last week to address the Messages bug at the very least. But that didn’t happen. And there […]

  3. […] exploit in iOS Mail that has been exploited in the wild. Now this and one other security issue was promised to be fixed by Apple a couple of weeks ago. But that didn’t happen. Though the other security issue that I mentioned was confirmed to be […]

  4. […] But on top of that, there was a Messages bug that can cause your iDevice to crash.  Apple promised that an emergency patch would be released a couple of weeks to address the Messages bug at the very least. But that didn’t […]

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