Apple reportedly patches Catalina bug that showed unencrypted snippets of encrypted emails

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Apple released macOS Catalina 10.15.3 last week, and the update apparently patched a bug that could let you read some text from encrypted emails as if they were unencrypted, according to IT specialist Bob Gendler. A longtime Mac fan, Gendler originally found the bug in July and privately disclosed it to Apple months before publicly writing about it last November, only after the company failed to fix the issue.

Apple told The Verge at the time of Gendler’s original post that it would be fixing the issue in a future software update. It seems as if the company has done just that, Gendler writes in a new post, but we’ve asked Apple to confirm that the latest version of Catalina does indeed squash the bug.

The bug likely only affected a small…

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