Edison Mail rolls back an iOS update that let you see strangers’ mails | HT Tech

Edison Mail rolls back an iOS update that let you see strangers’ mails

The update was aimed at helping users sync their data across various devices.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: May 17 2020, 13:30 IST
Edison Mail has rolled back the iOS update.
Edison Mail has rolled back the iOS update.

Edison Mail on Sunday rolled back an update on its iOS based after reports of a bug giving users access to the email accounts of other users stormed the internet.

According to a report by The Verge, several Edison Mail users reported seeing a bug in their apps that gave them access to the accounts of other users after they updated the app. This means that while they could see emails and account details of other users, their accounts could be accessed by strangers as well.

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The bug was reported shortly after the company released an update to its iOS-based app that was aimed at helping users sync their data across various devices. Here is what some of the users wrote:

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Responding to the matter, the company said that it had rolled out a software update to a small percentage of its users, some of whom reported experiencing a flaw in the app. “We have quickly rolled back the update. We are contacting the impacted Edison Mail users (limited to a subset of those users who have updated and opened the app in the last 10 hours) to notify them,” the company said in a statement to the publication.

It also urged all its users to log out and log-in again to reverse the impact of the bug.

If you are using Edison Mail, it is advisable that you change the login-password of your account as soon as possible and try to re-login into your account.

 

 

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First Published Date: 17 May, 13:30 IST
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