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Failure in iOS 13 may expose your credit card data | Security

A security breach could endanger payment information from iPhone users who have already upgraded to iOS 13. According to at least two reports published on Reddit, the system would have added credit cards from unknown account, entitled to name, address and some apparent digits. It is not known if the information could be used on the App Store or to buy products with Apple Pay. In theory, such data should be encrypted and accessible only by the owner's device.

According to one of the users, the company's technical support took the complaint seriously and promised to take action. If confirmed, it will be another case of trouble in the new version of the software, which was released to everyone last Thursday (19) and already has a new update scheduled for Tuesday (24), due date for the release of iOS 13.1. Apple has not yet commented on the incident.

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Users accuse Apple of leaking credit card data on iOS 13 Photo: Divulgao / AppleUsers accuse Apple of leaking credit card data on iOS 13 Photo: Divulgao / Apple

Users accuse Apple of leaking credit card data on iOS 13 Photo: Divulgao / Apple

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Only two alleged cases have come to the public so far. In the first of them, a user says the problem occurred when he tried to update the payment method registered in iTunes using the iPhone with iOS 13. By the end of the procedure, an unknown woman's card had been registered in place.

Today I decided to change my iTunes credit card. I used the photo taking feature (from the card). He read my card well, but when I saved, someone else's credit card was saved! A woman from Illinois. I have her full name, the billing address and the last 4 digits of her credit card! Thanamite (Reddit)

In the second case, the user "creadtedbyeric" says that an unknown credit card appeared in your account without any procedure being started. According to the report, a senior manager answered the support call. "Everyone I spoke to took this matter very seriously," he explains.

Other users who comment on Reddit posts say they have experienced the same problem in previous versions of the system. Others even claim that the bug "recurs" after software updates on the iPhone.

So far there is at least one more security flaw found in iOS 13: even with the screen locked, attackers can access contacts and call history from the phone. In addition, there are several complaints of sudden application closures and unexpected crashes.

There is no way to guarantee that the failure will or will not affect a user, as there have been few reports of the error. However, awaiting the release of iOS 13.1 on Tuesday (24) may be an important measure to prevent, although there is no confirmation about the solution. bug in New update.

For users who already have iOS 13 installed, it is possible to remove credit card data from your account until the issue is resolved, but there is no way to claim that this will protect user data. In the "Settings" menu, just tap your account settings, go to "Payment & Delivery", tap on the card and go to "Remove".

Via Reddit (1,2), MSPowerUser and 9to5Mac

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