Apple says a bug may grant ‘full gain access to’ to third-party keyboards by error

Apple says a bug may grant ‘full gain access to’ to third-party keyboards by error

Apple is warning users of a bug in iOS 13 and iPadOS involving third-party keyboards. In a brief advisory posted Tuesday, the tech giant said the bug impacts third-party keyboards which have the ability to request “full access” permissions. iOS 13 was released last week. Both iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1, the new software version…

Apple is warning users of a bug in iOS 13 and iPadOS involving third-party keyboards.

In a brief advisory posted Tuesday, the tech giant stated the bug effects third-party keyboards which have the capability to demand “complete access” consents.

iOS 13 was released recently. Both iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1, the brand-new software variation for iPads, are out today

Third-party keyboards can either run as standalone, or with “complete access” they can speak with other apps or get internet gain access to for additional features, like spell check. However “full access” also permits the keyboard maker to capture to its servers keystroke data or anything you type– like e-mails, messages or passwords.

This bug, however, might allow third-party keyboards to gain complete access approvals– even if it was not approved.

Apple didn’t say far more about the issue. A spokesperson did not comment beyond the advisory. However the advisory said that the bug doesn’t impact iOS’ built-in keyboard.

Update on Sept. 27: iOS 13.1.1 and iPadOS 13.1.1, released Friday, fixes the keyboard problem, according to an upgraded security advisory Apple credited its own staff for discovering the keyboard-related reasoning vulnerability.

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