iOS Security Loophole Apps Gives Access to Photos

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Following the controversy over the handle guide that may be too simply despatched to the developer servers,&#one hundred sixty;the&#a hundred and sixty;New York Instances&#a hundred and sixty;factors the highlight on any other possible loophole&#one hundred sixty;.&#one hundred sixty;Functions that want get entry to to images saved on an iOS device must request authorization from the user. This authorization is not clear, however, since it concerns the geolocation, and not directly to the images.

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 And for good reason, by accessing images from an iOS terminal, the application accesses most often with geographic coordinates associated with these images automatically when the plug.

A malicious developer could easily retrieve this information and use easilyIf you regularly take pictures, you can follow your movements, your habits and thus provide you with even more targeted advertising. Applications that need access to photos stored on iOS device must request authorization from users. This authorization is not clear, however, since it concerns the geolocation, and not directly to the images. And for good reason, by accessing images from a terminal iOS, the application accesses most often with geographic coordinates associated with these images automatically when the plug. 

9to5Mac already confimimed that such a problem is not just about accessing the the address book, but also for photos . This assumption has now been confirmed by the New York Times.

The Verge reported from an internal sources say Apple is aware of the problem and working on a solution. As with unauthorized access of contact details, Apple is planning to release an iOS update to fix the photo-problem.

 

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