If you're worried about a recently identified Mail glitch that could give hackers unabated access to your iPhone, Apple is telling you to take a deep breath.
In a statement to Bloomberg on Thursday night, Apple said that it investigated a security firm's claim that a specially crafted email downloaded to an iPhone could give malicious hackers access to an iPhone and found no evidence of its actually being able to perform as described.
"We have thoroughly investigated the researcher's report and, based on the information provided, have concluded these issues do not pose an immediate risk to our users," Apple told Bloomberg. "The researcher identified three issues in Mail, but alone they are insufficient to bypass iPhone and iPad security protections, and we have found no evidence they were used against customers."
Apple's comments followed a scary report earlier this week from security researcher ZecOps that claimed to find bugs in Apple's Mail app on the iPhone that would allow malicious hackers to send iPhone owners an email, and use that message to gain control over the device. Worst of all, the researcher said, users wouldn't be able to prevent the flaw and probably wouldn't even know hackers had obtained access to the device.
ZecOps said this week that it had identified at least a few companies that had been targeted by the flaw and had employee iPhones accessed.
Apple, however, says such a claim is false. The company said that while there are flaws in Mail that could be exploited, the iPhone and iPad have other "security protections" to safeguard users.
In other words, Apple is acknowledging that there is a flaw that it's working to fix, but says it won't actually pose a problem to users.
So, what does that actually mean for you and your company? If Apple is right, there's nothing to fear. If ZecOps is right, hackers may be trying to exploit the flaw.
Either way, keep an eye out for strange emails and even stranger activity. And do your best to educate employees on the security do's and don'ts they should keep in mind when using technology.