IOS 13, and iPadOS: a fix for the problem of the keyboards third-party
iOS 13, and iPadOS: a fix for the problem of the keyboards third-party
Apple has released a support document that warns users of a security issue that concerns the keyboards, third-party iOS 13, and iPadOS.
The keyboards, third-party can be set to operate in standalone mode without access to external services, or may require “full access” to provide additional functionality. A bug in iOS 13, and iPadOS can cause the complete access to the extensions of the keyboard if this is not approved.
According to Apple, the bug does not affect the built in keyboards of Apple, nor on the keyboards that do not use the full access.
Extensions of third-party keyboard in iOS can be designed to operate in a completely autonomous way, without access to external services, or may require “full access” to provide additional functionality through the access to the network. Apple has discovered a bug in the iOS 13 and iPadOS which may result in full access to the extensions of the keyboard if you do not have approved this access.
Apple says that the bug will be fixed in the next update of the software. The keyboards, third-party installed can be displayed by opening the Settings app and then going to General> Keyboard> Keyboards.
IOS users concerned about their data and the access granted to the keyboards of third parties may mitigate the problem by uninstalling temporarily the keyboards.