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iOS copy-paste data vulnerable to snooping by other apps: claim researchers Talal Haj Bakry & Tommy Mysk

R Sinduja

News Editor

According to researchers Talal Haj Bakry &Tommy Mysk, when a user copies any data, it gets stored on Apple's general pasteboard which can be accessed by all apps. It risks revealing private info such as users' GPS coordinates, passwords & banking details. iOS & iPad operating system apps have unrestricted access to the general pasteboard. The duo said Apple should not have unrestricted access to pasteboard without user's consent.