Monday, March 10, 2014

Security Issue for iPhone, iPad and Mac iOS users

Apple recently reported a security issue in the Apple iOS which can be exploited to conduct spoofing attacks. A spoofing attack is a situation in which one person or program successfully masquerades as another by falsifying data and could therefore capture or modify data in what seems to be a secure session.

Patches for the mobile platform, iPhone, iTouch and iPad (7.0.6 – for newer versions) (6.1.6 – for older versions) have been released. Please ensure your devices are updated immediately. Go to Apple support here.

A patch for the Mac OS is not yet available. Until then, Mac users should exercise caution when surfing the web using Safari, Apple’s native browser. You may use other browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and IE that do not contain the same vulnerability.

I also recommend you do not use any of your devices on public WiFi networks until you can update your device.