Popular iOS Apps Might Be Spying on Your Clipboard

The clipboard is an integral part of the tech experience, one that has been used for decades and has enabled the copy paste feature to work with a great deal of efficiency. It has formed the basis for a lot of other features, and Apple refers to its version of the clipboard as the pasteboard but in spite of the fact that it has a somewhat different name it is completely the same thing which means that it is essentially a place where the data you copy in order to paste it somewhere else can be saved.

Now, one thing that you may not know is that there are a lot of applications out there that have unrestricted access to your clipboard. The fact of the matter is that a lot of the things you might be copying and pasting are going to be pretty innocuous, but at the same time there are certain things that you might be copy pasting such as passwords or financial details that are highly sensitive which makes the fact that apps can snoop on your pasteboard even more sinister as anyone can take control of these apps and start looking into pasteboard data.

The truly scary thing about this is that if you have universal pasteboard activated this means that a lot of apps (including from news, social networking and gaming categories) will be able to snoop on pasteboard data from all of your Apple devices, as spotted by Mysk. This is a serious issue, one that Apple should definitely end up resolving as soon as possible otherwise it might just be difficult for them to justify the level of security that they ostensibly end up providing to their users all in all. Most people would not be comfortable using an Apple device until the requisite changes are made.



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