An iOS 15 bug could wipe your iPhone remotely, bounty hunter claims
Apple has been getting ready to release its most recent software update over the last while, namely iOS 15.1. The fourth and latest beta was released to developers yesterday (and to public testers today), and the official public launch is sure to be imminent—although we still haven’t been given an exact date by Apple.
iPhone remote wipe bug on iOS 15
Essentially, as Robert puts it, you could ride a bike around the city, wiping everyone’s iPhones as you go.
While the bug hunter screenshotted an e-mail of an alleged exchange he had with Apple concerning the remote wipe bug, he hasn’t provided evidence of a remote wipe process actually taking place—he says he will do so later.
The alleged e-mail also states iOS 15.1 is coming on October 25
Robert’s alleged e-mail exchange with Apple shows highly confidential information, particularly about the release date of iOS 15.1—which is shown as October 25. Here is the publicized e-mail from Apple:
Please treat the following information as confidential.
Thank you for your patience whilst we worked to address this issue, I can confirm this issue is resolved in iOS 15.1 and we will schedule a software release starting the week commencing Monday 25th October. To avoid placing our customers at risk, we would appreciate you not disclosing this information until the necessary updates are available. Furthermore we will be keeping this case open so we can finish evaluating a payment to you for providing us with this information.
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Apple further shared that they would never reveal security dates in such a manner, pointing to Robert’s “revelation” being a rather fishy ordeal. And we tend to agree with them, as the company has always been secretive when it comes to release dates in general.