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Original Air Date: Jun 15, 2015

iPhone Mail Security Hole

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If you’re an iPhone user, you need to pay special attention to today’s tip.

A flaw that was discovered by a security researcher in January is still not fixed, so he decided to publish the exploit to force Apple to deal with it.

The flaw allows a phishing e-mail to pop up an iCloud login box, which looks like a standard Apple request.

If you fall for the trick, your iCloud credentials will be stolen, which could allow hackers to wreak havoc using your account.

Until Apple patches this hole, be suspicious anytime an iCloud login box appears on your iPhone or iPad.

One way to avoid being victimized, is to use another mail client, like Gmail instead of the built in Apple Mail app.

This is also another reason you should turn on 2-factor authentication for your Apple account, as it would prevent access even if you fall for this trick.

I’ve posted a link to what this exploit looks like at