Apple recently confirmed one of the longest-running vulnerabilities in iOS history, affecting millions of iPhone users. And now new information reveals it just got bigger.
In April, Apple acknowledged that every iPhone released in the last eight years was vulnerable to remote attacks through the iOS Mail app. At the time, the company played down the severity of this saying it had seen ‘no evidence’ of exploits but now ZecOps, the security specialist which discovered the flaw, has contacted me with new information that not only is it being triggered in the wild, but that the first potential triggers existed a decade ago and every iPhone ever made is vulnerable (Apple confirmed there are 900M active iPhone last year).
To its credit, Apple has promised to fix this vulnerability in its upcoming iOS 13.5 release which is great news for owners of the iPhone 6S and newer. But the bigger question is whether Apple will release a patch for previous iOS versions to protect older devices still in use. After all, the iPhone 6 is the biggest selling iPhone in the company’s history and was still being sold through Apple partners as recently as last year.