Bugs in email clients arenât unheard of, but they typically affect only those messages sent by or intended for you. Edison, however, had a more serious hiccup. It confirmed (via The Verge) reports that a bug in Edison Mail for iOS would show messages intended for other people without requiring their sign-ins â a major privacy issue, to put it mildly. The developer attributed the flaw to an update that reached a âsmall percentâ of the user base before reverting back.
The company stressed that this wasnât data breach, and that it was âreaching outâ to affected users as quickly as possible.
Itâs not certain what produced the bug, although the update was intended to allow cross-device syncing. Either way, itâs not a great start for the feature â and itâs a reminder that privacy is as much dependent on reliable services as it is on good policies.
jeudi, aoĂ»t 06, 2020