iPhone users beware! Your sensitive data is being stolen through ads and push notifications, revealed in the report

iPhone users beware!  Your sensitive data is being stolen through ads and push notifications, revealed in the report

Apple is a company that follows strict security rules and provides such features in its iPhone to keep the users safe. iPhones are more secure than Android because they are part of a closed network and third party apps are not allowed in them. Developers have to follow strict rules while uploading apps, which makes the iPhone absolutely secure. However, in the meantime, a news has come out which is a matter of concern for iPhone users. 

Actually, reports say that sensitive data of iPhone users is being tracked through in-app ads and push notifications. A recent report from 9to5Mac (based on 404media) highlights that some in-app ads are being exploited to collect sensitive information from iPhone users, which is allegedly sent to security services. Goes. 

These apps are taking advantage of the loophole 

Another report claims that popular apps Facebook, TikTok, FB Messenger, Instagram, Threads and others are using a loophole in push notification services to collect users' data without their knowledge. < /p>

Despite company's orders, apps are stealing users' data 

Some time ago, in order to enhance the privacy of the users, Apple had given orders to the companies that they must take the permission of the users before tracking their data. However, some app providers have found another way to bypass this restriction and have started using device fingerprint technology which is already controversial.

All this information is being collected

Mysk security researchers highlighted how some iPhone features are being used to collect user information. According to Mysk, many apps use this opportunity to silently send detailed device information in the background. The information collected includes system uptime, locale, keyboard language, available memory, battery status, device model, and more.

Apple said this 

Apple said on this security flaw that from Spring 2024, developers will have to explain the reasons for using the API. These are commonly used in fingerprinting to provide unique device signals. 

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