Apple is working on a fix for iOS 7 email issue

Apple says that it is aware of the flaw in iOS email for some devices and it is working on a fix, there is no word when that fix will land.

Published Tue, May 6 2014 11:00 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:17 PM CST

Apple is currently working on a fix for a recently discovered flaw in iOS email. The flaw causes attachments sent via email to be sent unencrypted. Reports indicate that this issue isn't as bad as it sounds at first glance.

Apple is working on a fix for iOS 7 email issue |

To take advantage of the flaw, a hacker would need your device and to bypass the pass code. iPhone 4S and later devices that are on iOS 7.1 aren't vulnerable to the issue. An Apple spokesperson has said that the company is aware of the issue and is working on a fix.

The fix will be offered via a future software update. No matter what device you are using if it is vulnerable, the hacker would need direct access to your device to exploit the flaw. Just be sure you have a pass code set.


Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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