How to Fix OS X Yosemite Spotlight Bug that Exposes Your Private Data

How to Fix OS X Yosemite Spotlight Bug that Exposes Your Private Data

A new Spotlight bug in Mac OS X Yosemite has been found to be exposing the privacy settings of users in Apple Mail via a hidden route created for spammers, phishers, and online advertising companies. The private data such as current OS installed, browsing and surfing details in addition to other remote content spamming through emails. In this post, we will learn how to fix OS X Yosemite Spotlight Bug that exposed your private data.

You should judge the root cause and apparent cause of this bug. Apparently, the Apple’s Mail app is the source of leaking private information of users. Not only the IP address of the system, but sensitive information such as bank info, accounts, and some other personal information may be compromised through this bug. This issue can be temporarily fixed by eliminating the apparent cause.

You should immediately disable the Spotlight search feature from including “Mail & Message” via System Preferences. Emails will be not returned in the search results. This strategy will make sure that loading of any kind of external content is strictly prohibited. This is definitely not the permanent fix, but you should be able to save your private information in this way.

The permanent fix for the problem will be found by Apple by getting deep into the roots of the problem. The reputation of Apple, not being able to protect the sensitive information of users, is under review once again.

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