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A flaw in iOS 13 can expose your contact details, even though Apple was alerted about the problem in July

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Posted at 6:57 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 06:57:11-04

If you're enjoying your newly updated iPhone operating system IOS 13, there's something you should know.

A flaw in the system can expose your stored contact details without requiring biometric identification or a passcode.

Making matters worse, Apple has known about the problem since July, when a cybersecurity enthusiast alerted them to it.

A hacker would have to actually have your phone in their physical possession in order to execute the hack. But if they did get a hold of your phone, the flaw would allow them to bypass the normal security features like facial ID.

Then they'd be able to access your address book and recent contact and communication data.

Apple confirmed the flaw would be fixed in the next version of the operating system, due to be released on September 24th.