Apple has released a security advisory to warn users of an unpatched security bug in iOS 13 that affects third-party keyboard apps. The bug can result in granting keyboard extensions full access, even when
Granting keyboard extensions full access could allow developers to capture everything the users type on their devices.
Third-party keyboard extensions in Apple iOS can run without access to external services, or they can request “full access” to provide additional features through network access. Apple announced an upcoming software update to address the issue, the tech giant highlighted that it doesn’t affect Apple’s built-in keyboards.
“Apple has discovered a bug in iOS 13 and
On iOS, third-party keyboard extensions can run entirely standalone without access to external services and thus, are forbidden from storing what you type unless you grant “full access” permissions to enable some additional features through network access.
The bug affects devices running
It should be noted that the iOS 13 bug doesn’t affect Apple’s built-in keyboards or third-party keyboards that don’t make use of full access.
Users can see the installed
Users can mitigate this bug by temporarily uninstalling all third-party keyboards from their device.