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Apple Discovers Flaw in OS Vunerable to Hackers

by: Bryon Turcotte  /  February 25, 2014


According to a recent article published by Auto World News, Apple Computer has discovered a severe issue with their iOs software, which leaves their users open to attack from hackers. The article confirms that the "crucial flaw_" allows attackers to "_easily intercept even encrypted communications." According to this report, technology experts believe that Apple mobile devices "allow for hacking_" and that Macintosh computers "_are especially vulnerable."

The article indicates that users of some Apple products, both computers, and mobile devices, are "vulnerable when they are on an unsecured wireless service_" – for example, those connections configured for public use in "_restaurants_" or shopping malls. The technology giant has not announced how this flaw was discovered but has released a statement on their support site confirming the failure of their software to "_validate the authenticity of the connection_, "according to the article. According to Auto World News, when a user connects to this type of wireless option, the flaw allows hackers to "_view and intercept exchanges between the user and sites like Gmail and Facebook, which are intended to be encrypted."

Cryptography professor Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University was quoted in the article to say, "_It's as bad as you could imagine, that's all I can say._" The report outlines that in addition to "_the average hacker_" these devices "_have been vulnerable to any government agencies that can access telecom data._" Green continued to inform in the article by adding that attackers can "_impersonate protected sites like Facebook and watch as data goes back and forth between the user and the genuine site._" Apple has not announced any detection of hackers "_exploiting the flaw_" but they have "_issued updates for the current version of iOS for iPhone 4 and later, 5th-generation iPod touches, and iPad 2 and later_", according to the report.

According to a recent analysis by security researchers, the same flaw has been found in Apple's Mac OSX software used to operate both laptop and desktop workstations, as confirmed in the article. According to the report, the company expects to announce and release a patch to address this side of this issue very soon.

Read more about this surprising development and how Apple Computer is prepared to deal with the aftermath and their users in the full article at Auto World NewsApple Computer has discovered that there is a severe issue with their iOs software, which leaves their users open to attack from hackers, according to a recent article published by Auto World News. The article confirms that the "crucial flaw_" allows attackers to "_easily intercept even encrypted communications." According to this report, technology experts believe that Apple mobile devices "allow for hacking_" and that Macintosh computers "_are especially vulnerable."

The article indicates that users of some Apple products, both computers, and mobile devices, are "vulnerable when they are on an unsecured wireless service_" – for example, those connections configured for public use in "_restaurants_" or shopping malls. According to the article, the technology giant has not announced how this flaw was discovered but has released a statement on their support site confirming the failure of their software to "_validate the authenticity of the connection_, "according to the article. According to Auto World News, when a user connects to this type of wireless option, the flaw allows hackers to "_view and intercept exchanges between the user and sites like Gmail and Facebook, which are intended to be encrypted."

Cryptography professor Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University was quoted in the article to say, "_It's as bad as you could imagine, that's all I can say._" The paper outlines that in addition to "_the average hacker_" these devices "_have been vulnerable to any government agencies that can access telecom data._" Green continued to inform in the article by adding that attackers can "_impersonate protected sites like Facebook and watch as data goes back and forth between the user and the genuine site._" Apple has not announced any detection of hackers "_exploiting the flaw_" but they have "_issued updates for the current version of iOS for iPhone 4 and later, 5th-generation iPod touches, and iPad 2 and later_", according to the report.

According to a recent analysis by security researchers, the same flaw has been found in Apple's Mac OSX software used to operate both laptop and desktop workstations, as confirmed in the article. According to the report, the company expects to announce and release a patch to address this side of this issue very soon.

Read more about this surprising development and how Apple Computer is prepared to deal with the aftermath and their users in the full article at Auto World News.

Written by Bryon Turcotte  /  February 25, 2014