Ryan Petrich releases jailbreak tweak to patch iOS 7 Mail encryption bug

By , May 7, 2014

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Earlier this week, word got out that there’s a gap in security in iOS. Security researcher Andreas Kurtz discovered  that all versions of iOS 7.1, and at least iOS 7.0.4, don’t encrypt email attachments.

Kurtz says that he has informed Apple of the bug, and they are working on a fix, but there’s no word when it will be available. Fortunately, the jailbreak community has a much faster response time…

Prominent jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich released ‘Attachment Encryptor’ this evening, a tweak that patches the aforementioned bug. All you have to do is install it and respring your iPhone or iPad.

The tweak is free, and available on Petrich’s beta repo. If you haven’t already, you can add the repo by navigating to the ‘Manage’ tab in Cydia, selecting Sources, Add, and entering http://rpetri.ch/repo/.

Thanks Matt!

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  • Shingo

    great

  • Aden Bauer

    ryan petrich, a god among developers

  • XboxOne

    Once again Ryan Petrich comes to the rescue!

  • Paul

    This guy

  • CAS

    Best Developer Ever.

  • Johnny Walker

    Somebody buy this guy a drink!

  • Tony

    Amazing as always! Thanks again ryan! :-)

  • Marcus

    As I predicted Ryan has saved us all again! There is still no need at all to update to iOS 7.1 at all with Ryan providing us with things like this. Keep up the good work!

  • MK Design

    That guy is a genius!
    I’m pretty sure he will soon be hired by Apple for all his cool tweaks.

    • http://www.liam-merlyn.co.uk/ ConduciveMammal

      I hope not since that will be the end of his jailbreaking days

      Although, that was actually quite selfish of me

  • Eikast

    He truly is the best. Taking a break from my iPhone for a while (HTC One m8) but I’ll get this for my retina iPad mini

    • Adam

      how do you like the m8 vs. iphone?

      • Eikast

        I love it so far. But only because I have s off, Perm rooted and unlocked bootloader. Screen size is perfect, build is great. The phone feels great in your hands.

      • Khalid Tahhan

        I lasted two days on the htc one m8 before moving back to my jailbroken iphone

      • Eikast

        SwiftKey? I think that the Android concept of changing keyboard is superior to iOS. My main problem is touchscreen accuracy and third party apps

      • Adam

        that’s my only fear with moving to android is third party apps. Everyone develops for iOS first. i never hear about an app that i really want to try and find out that it hasn’t been developed for iOS yet its always the other way around. And touchscreen accuracy is my other fear as well. Sounds about right.

      • RarestName

        I’m outside of the USA and I can install Google Keyboard.

  • Gibran Page

    Will this fix the email badge problem ?I get badges on my email even after I have read all of them. If this doesn’t fix it. Does anybody know what will ?

    • Inseltraeumer

      no, it doesn’t fix anything like that. i’ve never had any such issue on my 5/7.0.6 though, so it might have to do with your email provider or with the way you set up your mail account

      • diggitydang

        I have the same thing but it just seems like a delay between reading the email and refreshing the list. Once it refreshes, the badges update correctly… For me, anyway.

    • Tikimaker

      A friend of mine had that problem and after trying everything I went to General/reset/reset all settings and that fixed the problem.

  • Eni

    talking about mail, i have a problem with one of my email adresses, it’s not an ios problem thought, dhe thing is that i can send mails but can’t receive, ive serched everywere for a fix but nothing, anyone of you have experienced something similar? if yes please what you did do? it’s my work add and i really need it

    • Inseltraeumer

      sounds like you’ve got wrong details for the incoming mail server. you can edit those in settings/mail, contacts & calendars/email account of your choice/advanced settings.

      • Eni

        i guess you dindnt understand, it’s not a ios problem, it’s a mail problem, it hapens in the broswer safari too, in pc to, i dont receiv mail, but i can send

      • http://www.liam-merlyn.co.uk/ ConduciveMammal

        Then you should contact your email provider. If it’s not a problem with your software, then it’s likely a problem with your account

      • Eni

        yes is a problem with my account, but where ca i contact them, ive searched everywhere

      • http://www.liam-merlyn.co.uk/ ConduciveMammal

        Who is your provider?

      • Eni

        i guess it’s outlook coz is live. com

      • http://www.liam-merlyn.co.uk/ ConduciveMammal

        iDB, why was my comment not approved?

      • http://www.liam-merlyn.co.uk/ ConduciveMammal

        Sorry, it seems the won’t allow the links that I posted. But Microsoft have a tech support and Outlook community forums so try on there. Search Google for “Microsoft email support”

      • Eni

        ill do that. thank you :)

  • FrankensteinBlack

    The outsider genius that know more about the code than some well paid insiders for sure. He’s like that expert banished Shaolin Monk that spreads a level of forbidden drunken Kung Fu to the masses. Sayin…

  • Leeve

    I knew it.. :D

  • Josh

    “Apple don’t approve of jailbreaking because it makes your device less secure” lol k

  • http://173.58.214.169/ Anthony3595

    Why can’t iOS be open source? That way ryan petrich can merge his patch with mainline iOS sources and that way a bug fix would be released more quickly! :)

    • Jordi Miró Miró

      Most of apple’s security policy with OS and iOS devices would fly away. For instance an open source would make possible for you to make a crappy app that copied all of the receiver’s files and sent it to you. Security? Bye bye.