Apple has fixed a vulnerability in iOS 15, the latest version of its operating system for iPhone smartphones, without any announcement. According to BleepingComputer, the corporation preferred to pretend that the problem did not exist.
The breaches were discovered by Denis Tokarev, a security researcher from Russia. He published a post describing each of the vulnerabilities and explaining that Apple ignored his reports.
"Due to processing difficulties, your name will be included in the list of fixed bugs in the next update. We apologize for the inconvenience," Apple responded to him when asked why he was never included, despite correcting the problem he described.
After iOS 15.0.2 was released, Tokarev emailed the company again - they again failed to mention the specialist. Apple responded, but asked for confidentiality and not to make the contents of their correspondence public.
Tokarev agreed, and explained that he would keep Apple's response confidential for now, if they did mention his name in the next update. Other security researchers said in comments that they, too, have encountered the company's similar attitude when reporting vulnerabilities.
Earlier, Spanish cybersecurity researcher Jose Rodriguez posted about a vulnerability found in iOS 15 the day it was released. He discovered a way to bypass the iPhone lock screen.