Sunday, February 23, 2014

iPhone, iPad and Mac: Apple warns of security holes - Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

A fatal error endangers users of iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. Photo: AP

Apple has warned of serious security vulnerabilities to its customers. In mobile devices such as the iPhone or the iPad, hackers could get access to e-mails or banking information. Experts warn of an even greater extent.

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Apple has warned of a serious vulnerability in mobile devices such as the iPhone or iPad. Hackers could get access to e-mail and other communications that should actually be encrypted, the U.S. group warned. He has therefore provided security updates for the operating system iOS, which runs on iPhones and iPads touch, iPod. However, experts warned that the vulnerability exists even in the current version of the operating system Mac OSX, which comes on Apple laptop and desktop computers used. For this, initially had no security update ready.

If attacker access to the same network as the users have – for example, through the use of an unprotected wireless connection in a restaurant – they could intercept the communication between the user and protected Web pages or even modify. A hacker could for example e-mail or bank data tap, warned of cryptography professor Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. “It is as bad as one imagines the”.

When and how Apple learned of the problem, the company did not disclose. (Reuters)

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