Apple pushes out new version of iOS... relax, it's iOS 4.3.4

Apple pushes out new version of iOS... relax, it's iOS 4.3.4

OK, it was a cheap joke, but we're sure a few hearts skipped a beat there, such is the anticipation for the next full update to iOS to start heading out on the gossamer threads of the airwaves.

In the meantime, though, there's iOS 4.3.4, which was spat out in the direction of iDevice users worldwide going into the weekend to head off a known vulnerability surrounding PDF files.

To quote Apple itself, the update “fixes security vulnerability associated with viewing malicious PDF files”. The issue surrounds a loophole announced a week or so ago that could allow the shady types lurking around online to get their conniving mitts on your personal data.

According to Germany's official IT security agency, just thinking about infected PDF files could infect your iDevice with malware... well, thinking about them and then clicking on them, with the flaw described as a “critical weakness”.

The full spectrum of recent Apple mobile devices are being given the update, including the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2, and the iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation.

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martinwallis  Jul. 18, 2011 at 12:09

iOS 4.3.4 was released 3 days ago, talk about reporting old news.

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