Apple accidentally 'unpatches' bug in iOS 12.4, leaving users with the latest version of the software vulnerable to hackers | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Apple accidentally 'unpatches' bug in iOS 12.4, leaving users with the latest version of the software vulnerable to hackers

Apple has inadvertently unpatched a bug in its iOS that makes users with the newest software able to jailbreak phones, but also leaves them vulnerable to attack.

The bug, identified over the weekend by security researchers, was previously identified by Google analysts and patched in iOS 12.3, but a recent transition to 12.4 which was released in July, has given the more than 100-day-old flaw new life.

According to anonymous researchers who spoke to Motherboard, the bug significantly lowers the barrier for hackers looking to steal users' data.

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