Apple Fixes Serious Security Flaw in IPhones
Published on: 22nd Feb 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
Apple has confirmed that a serious security flaw has been found in iPhones and iPads that could enable a hacker to access supposedly secure information.
According to the notice from Apple, an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS communications protocols.
The security hole affects all of the most recent models of Apple devices running iOS7 upwards.
Matthew D. Green, Assistant Research Professor at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute said on his twitter account that the flaw is "seriously exploitable and not yet under control".
The problem is reported to have only affected secure connections that address IP addresses as opposed to domain names. However, that is how most mobile apps tend to address secure information suggesting that the vulnerability could be quite widespread.
Apple is has released a software update for the affected devices.
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