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22 February 2014 15:44

Apple warns of vulnerability in its popular mobile devices. It’s all about iPhone and iPad (Archvibild).

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problems with the encryption: Apple reports of a serious security vulnerability in mobile devices such as the iPhone or the iPad. Hackers could get access to e-mails and other communications that are supposed to be safe, the U.S. group warns. An update was provided.

Apple has warned of a serious vulnerability in mobile devices such as the iPhone or iPad. Hackers could get access to e-mails and other communications that should actually be encrypted, the U.S. company said. 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 that comes to laptop and desktop computers by Apple for use. 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, as e-mails or bank data tap, warned of cryptography professor Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. “It’s just as bad as one imagines the”. When and how Apple learned of the problem, the company did not disclose.

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