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PB PM
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Join Date: Oct 2005
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2020-04-22, 20:10

Reports of an exploit for the mobile version of Apple Mail that has been around for 8 years has come to the surface recently. The gist is that all you have to do is open an infected email, you don't have to interact with it. Apple is reportedly releasing an update to fix it soon, but it is recommended not to use mail for the time being.

https://arstechnica.com/information-...active-attack/
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Capella
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2020-04-23, 09:17

Oh, shit, thanks for the headsup.
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turtle
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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2020-04-23, 14:52

I love the fixes posted...

Unlink your email accounts.



Or go offline until the beta is pushed public. Seems it can infect without you even opening Mail since it parses in the background.

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Bryson
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Join Date: Feb 2005
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2020-04-23, 15:54

Jeez. I rely on OSX Mail constantly. This isn't cool.
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Bryson
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2020-04-24, 15:54

The plot thickens:

https://arstechnica.com/information-...for-two-years/
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PB PM
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2020-04-24, 17:55

So in other words a big nothing, just someone trying to get attention. Stopped using Mail years ago, because it is terrible, but good to know that it is unlikely to have caused any real issues.
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2020-04-30, 01:06

Wow! thanks For Letting Me Know about it
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