Apple vows to plug security gap

Apple vows to plug security gapIt recently came to light that a security hole in iOS means users could potentially find their iDevices infected with malware if they open dodgy attachments.

An Apple spokeslady has jumped to allay those fears, promising some sort of security update. At some point. Phew.

Earlier this week, Germany's Federal Office for Information Security warned that simply opening an infected PDF file "is sufficient to infect the mobile device with malware without the user's knowledge". It described the iOS security flaw as a “critical weakness”.

However, Apple’s Head of iPhone PR, Bethan Lloyd, confirmed that the Cupertino-based company is "aware of this reported issue and developing a fix that will be available to customers in an upcoming software update."

Beth (can I call you Beth?) was unable to provide a specific date for said update.

In the meantime, be careful out there, kids.

via: Yahoo!

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CTPAHHIK  Jul. 8, 2011 at 11:20

Nice pic.

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