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Apple Mobile Devices at Risk of Hacking

Posted on Feb 23, 2014

Yutaka Tsutano (CC BY 2.0)

A major flaw in Apple software for phones, tablets and music players could allow hackers to intercept email and other exchanges that are meant to be protected, the company announced.

The Guardian reports:

If attackers have access to a mobile user’s network, such as by sharing the same unsecured wireless service offered by a restaurant, they could see or alter exchanges between the user and protected sites such as Gmail and Facebook. Governments with access to telecom carrier data could do the same.

“It’s as bad as you could imagine, that’s all I can say,” said Johns Hopkins University cryptography professor Matthew Green.

Apple did not say when or how it learned of the flaw in the way iOS handles sessions in what are known as secure sockets layer or transport layer security, nor did it say whether the flaw was being exploited.

Read more here.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


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