iOS 7.1.2 Reportedly in the Works to Fix E-mail Encryption Bug
Currently, iOS 7.1.1 is the latest version of iOS available to the public. iOS 7.1.1 was released last month
with fixes to Touch ID and the iOS keyboard with improvements to battery life
among many other improvements. But if you think that Apple is done with iOS 7 before the next major release of iOS – iOS 8, then think again.
According to a recent report from MacRumors
, Web log activity is showing an increasing number of iOS 7.1.2 users suggesting an upcoming update to the mobile operating system with minor bug fixes. The graph above shows how the iOS 7.1.2 activity has increased over the time of almost a week.
If you're wondering what the update may entail, Apple just recently recognized an issue with iOS 7 where attachments in e-mails
would not be encrypted, which obviously poses a security risk. Apple commented on the matter saying that a future software update would fix the problem. On the other hand, iOS developer Ryan Petrich released a free jailbreak tweak called AttachmentEncryptor
for those running earlier versions of iOS 7 that aren't interested in upgrading to the newer firmware when it's released.
Keep in mind that like iOS 7.1 and later, iOS 7.1.2 would not have a public jailbreak available, so if you're happily jailbroken, you may want to stay away if the update is released and install Petrich's jailbreak tweak instead. On the other hand, if you don't have any intention of jailbreaking, then be aware that a likely update is right around the corner and will fix your e-mail encryption problems.