“Apple Inc said on Saturday it would issue a software update ‘very soon’ to cut off the ability of spies and hackers to grab email, financial information and other sensitive data from Mac computers,” Joseph Menn reports for Reuters.
“Confirming researchers’ findings late Friday that a major security flaw in iPhones and iPads also appears in notebook and desktop machines running Mac OS X, Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told Reuters: ‘We are aware of this issue and already have a software fix that will be released very soon,'” Menn reports. “Apple released a fix Friday afternoon for the mobile devices running iOS, and most will update automatically.”
“The intruders do need to have access to the victim’s network, either through a relationship with the telecom carrier or through a WiFi wireless setup common in public places,” Menn reports. “Industry veterans warned users to avoid unsecured WiFi until the software patch is available and installed.”
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