Apple iOS 14 Is Already An iPhone Security Risk: Here’s Why
Apple’s operating system update iOS 14 isn’t even due to be revealed until the WWDC conference in June, so why are leaks already all over the internet? Apple fans may now have the answer—it appears someone has obtained an iPhone running the new operating system, which led to many iOS 14’s features being leaked way before its launch, according to Vice’s Motherboard.
In fact, the site says, security researchers and hackers had access to a leaked early iOS 14 version as soon as February this year. Sometimes, parts of a new iOS operating system leak before launch, but this time the whole thing was available, reportedly because someone had obtained an iPhone 11 running a version of iOS 14 dated December 2019, intended only for Apple developers.
Once they had extracted the iOS 14 code, it was leaked across the iPhone jailbreaking and hacking community.
Many of the leaks came from Apple focused website 9to5Mac, which has obtained a copy of the code. So far, we’ve heard Apple is beefing up its password manager, and will launch a new Home screen list view option, while a new Clips feature allows you to use iOS apps without fully downloading them.
The early iOS leak can in some ways be a benefit to developers and ethical hackers, as it means they are able to find any bugs and vulnerabilities in the operating system way before its September release date.
So, I hear you ask: I like leaks, what’s the problem ...
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