News Insights: Apple iPhone May Be Vulnerable to Email Hack
Apple iPhone May Be Vulnerable to Email Hack
Sophisticated hackers may be attacking Apple iPhones by exploiting a previously unknown flaw in the smartphone’s email software, according to a digital-security company that has investigated the incidents.
Samuel Bakken, Senior Product Marketing Manager at OneSpan:
“This is a reminder not to be fooled by the common catchphrase that #iOS is more secure than Android. As more consumers engage more often with mobile devices and apps to complete high value transactions while we continue to shelter-in-place, attackers are spending time and money looking for weaknesses in the mobile operating systems and mobile apps. This shows no signs of slowing down any time soon and developers cannot assume that either operating system is secure enough to keep their app and users safe. Consumers in many cases are defenseless and completely dependent on Apple, Google, or their mobile carrier to keep them safe, developers do have the power to take additional action to secure their apps even in the vulnerable and potentially hostile environments. Fortunately, advanced technology solutions such as app shielding and runtime protection provide an additional layer of security that can protect an app and its user against certain exploits of vulnerabilities in both Android and iOS. Users must take proper precautions, but a lot of these vulnerabilities are simply out of their control and Apple, Google, or their carrier can’t always move fast enough to fix these things before the damage is done.”