Germany’s Federal Security Service (BSI) is urging iPhone users to install Apple’s latest security update as soon as possible to address a key vulnerability in the messaging app,media reported. The security breach was discovered by cyber security group ZecOps, and all versions of the iOS operating system believed to have started at 3.1.3 are under control. This means that the latest generation of iPhones is also vulnerable.
This vulnerability allows an attacker to access content in a user’s mail app.
Apple has addressed the vulnerability in iOS 13.5, released last week, and now BSI wants everyone to install the new version as soon as possible.
“Apple has released security updates for iOS 12.4.7, iOS 13.5 and iPad OS 13.5 that address all affected iOS versions,” BSI wrote in an update. Due to the severity of the vulnerability, BSI recommends that the appropriate security updates be applied immediately to all affected devices. The iOS Mail app can be used again after the update. “
Importantly, however, while Apple acknowledges these problems, the company says it alone does not have enough access to email app data.
It is reported that users who want to install the iOS 13.5 update can go to The Settings, Universal software update, and then restart the device after the installation is complete.