Billions of iPhone owners warned their Gmail inbox could be exposed in silent iLeakage hack to steal data | The Sun

EXPERTS have warned that billions of iPhone users could have their Gmail inbox hacked.

The so called iLeakage could target Apple devices from 2020 onwards.

There are currently thought to be around 1.4 billion iPhone users across the world.

The iLeakage could now work against all browers on iPhones and iPads.

Now a report by top researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan and the Ruhr University in Germany has revealed how hackers could use browsers to steal data, reports Forbes.

The report reads: "In particular, we demonstrate how Safari allows a malicious webpage to recover secrets from popular high-value targets."

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The paper also reveals how hackers might be able to recover passwords when customers use autofill. And the hackers could potentially enter Gmail inboxes.

The paper reads: "By having the event listener inside the attacker's page access execute

"We can consolidate the target's inbox view into the attacker's address space. We then leak the contents of the target's inbox."

The paper states that an iLeakage attack is yet to happen, according to records so far.

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However, the attack leaves little or no trace on log files.
The researchers have confirmed that it's "highly unlikely" for an attack to be detected.

An Apple spokesperson said:"This proof of concept advances our understanding of these types of threats. We are aware of the issue and it will be addressed in our next scheduled software release."

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