UPDATED: Critical Vulnerability in Apple iOS and OS XPosted: February 27, 2014 10:19 am
By: InfoSec News - News
A patch for Macs [OS X] has now been released by Apple. Follow the instructions below to update your system.
Apple revealed a major vulnerability in its software that affects its devices, allowing hackers to intercept and alter communications such as email and login credentials. Apple released a patch for iOS on Friday. The vulnerability has been confirmed in iOS versions 6.1.5, 7.0.4, and 7.0.5, and OS X 10.9.0 and 10.9.1. Security researchers haven’t ruled out the possibility that earlier versions are also affected. Users should immediately update their iPhones and iPads to versions 7.0.6 or 6.1.6, preferably using a non-public network.
To patch your device(s):
- Run “Software Update“ from your device’s “settings” menu – OR -
- Connect your device to your personal computer, open iTunes, select the device you just connected, and click the “Check for update” button.
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