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#270112 24-Apr-2020 07:38
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hackable ... https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/apr/23/bug-leaves-iphones-vulnerable-hackers-stealing-email-contents





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  #2468996 24-Apr-2020 08:08
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Taken from the linked article:

 

It contains enough limitations to prevent it being widely exploited, according to Jake Moore, a cybersecurity specialist at the internet security firm Eset. Each email would need to be specifically crafted for a single target, rather than a “mass hack” affecting thousands of people, he said

 

Do your own risk assessment first

 

  • Are you a high value target?
  • Can you minimise the use of the mail app instead of replacing it?

 





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  #2469012 24-Apr-2020 09:03
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ANglEAUT:

 

Taken from the linked article:

 

It contains enough limitations to prevent it being widely exploited, according to Jake Moore, a cybersecurity specialist at the internet security firm Eset. Each email would need to be specifically crafted for a single target, rather than a “mass hack” affecting thousands of people, he said

 

Do your own risk assessment first

 

  • Are you a high value target?
  • Can you minimise the use of the mail app instead of replacing it?

 

 

 

I'd love to be a high value target....but alas I am Johnny Public. 





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  #2469016 24-Apr-2020 09:08
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Pretty major security flaw. I'd be surprised (and annoyed) if Apple didn't rush out an urgent fix/update for this over the next couple of days, now that it's made the mainstream media.


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  #2469027 24-Apr-2020 09:24
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Pretty minor security flaw. I hope Apple roll out a fix for this in a considered and thoughtful way, as a part of the normal cycle of patches. I won’t comment on the sensationalism exhibited by some ...





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  #2469030 24-Apr-2020 09:32
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BlinkyBill:

 

Pretty minor security flaw. I hope Apple roll out a fix for this in a considered and thoughtful way, as a part of the normal cycle of patches. I won’t comment on the sensationalism exhibited by some ...

 

 

Considering that one of Apple's major iOS selling points (including entire advertising campaigns built around it) is security and privacy, don't you think this constitutes more than a "pretty minor security flaw"?

 

It's also frustrating for me as someone who designs and builds HTML email templates and newsletters, as iOS Mail is the gold standard in terms of its HTML/CSS capabilities. The last thing I want is people moving to apps like Outlook and Gmail on iOS which butcher HTML/CSS in their rendering of emails.


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  #2469034 24-Apr-2020 09:40
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Benjip:

 

BlinkyBill:

 

Pretty minor security flaw. I hope Apple roll out a fix for this in a considered and thoughtful way, as a part of the normal cycle of patches. I won’t comment on the sensationalism exhibited by some ...

 

 

Considering that one of Apple's major iOS selling points (including entire advertising campaigns built around it) is security and privacy, don't you think this constitutes more than a "pretty minor security flaw"?

 

It's also frustrating for me as someone who designs and builds HTML email templates and newsletters, as iOS Mail is the gold standard in terms of its HTML/CSS capabilities. The last thing I want is people moving to apps like Outlook and Gmail on iOS which butcher HTML/CSS in their rendering of emails.

 

 

I've used outlook on iOS from the start and I have no issue with rendering of HTML/CSS? 


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  #2469062 24-Apr-2020 10:49
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Benjip:

 

Considering that one of Apple's major iOS selling points (including entire advertising campaigns built around it) is security and privacy, don't you think this constitutes more than a "pretty minor security flaw"?

 


No.





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  #2469079 24-Apr-2020 10:59
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The fix is already there in the 13.4.5 beta. If anyone is that concerned that they can’t wait for a full rollout of the patch then install the public beta, it’s open to anyone.

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  #2469082 24-Apr-2020 11:04
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snnet:

 

I've used outlook on iOS from the start and I have no issue with rendering of HTML/CSS? 

 

 

It's likely that you don't know what you're missing out on, which is fine and just means that someone has taken the time to ensure the email degrades gracefully when viewed in a low quality email client/app.

 

Have a look at this chart for reference (with Outlook iOS ranking 13th, with 103/149 HTML/CSS standards adhered to). Outlook iOS doesn't even allow web fonts which is probably the biggest frustration for myself and my clients.

 

It could be worse – Gmail iOS ranks 27/30 with only 56/149 standards adhered to, which is why I'd be disappointed if more people start using it instead of iOS Mail.


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  #2469086 24-Apr-2020 11:06
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I see. I guess it doesn't apply to me as I tend to just delete "newsletters" (spam to me)

 

 


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  #2469108 24-Apr-2020 11:23
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Benjip:

 

snnet:

 

I've used outlook on iOS from the start and I have no issue with rendering of HTML/CSS? 

 

 

It's likely that you don't know what you're missing out on, which is fine and just means that someone has taken the time to ensure the email degrades gracefully when viewed in a low quality email client/app.

 

Have a look at this chart for reference (with Outlook iOS ranking 13th, with 103/149 HTML/CSS standards adhered to). Outlook iOS doesn't even allow web fonts which is probably the biggest frustration for myself and my clients.

 

It could be worse – Gmail iOS ranks 27/30 with only 56/149 standards adhered to, which is why I'd be disappointed if more people start using it instead of iOS Mail.

 

 


What do you do for those that use Outlook in Windows?! 🤣


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  #2469142 24-Apr-2020 12:01
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CYaBro:

 

What do you do for those that use Outlook in Windows?! 🤣

 

 

Pray that they will one day upgrade to a modern email client, and smash my head against my desk with every test I send 😩


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