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Apple: Security flaw could allow hackers to beat iPhone encryption

Discussion in 'Mobile Jailbreak Scene' started by GaryOPA, Feb 22, 2014.

By GaryOPA on Feb 22, 2014 at 8:34 AM
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    So, update your device right away!

    Apple has quietly pushed out iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6: 'small' updates that addresses a major unknown security issue with its mobile OS.

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    A major flaw in Apple's iOS could allow hackers to intercept e-mail and other communications that are meant to be encrypted, the company said while quietly releasing an update for the mobile OS in order to patch it.

    Apple didn't share many details about the flaw, but experts say that if attackers have access to an user's network (i.e. sharing an unsecure wireless service offered by a restaurant), they could see or alter exchanges between the user and protected sites such as Gmail and Facebook.

    Here's the report by Reuters:

    So, update your device right away. Check out Apple's site below for more info!

    NEWS SOURCE #1: Knowledge Base #6147 (via) Apple Support
    NEWS SOURCE #2: Apple Flaw (via) Reuters

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!
     

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      I heard that this flaw also effected OSX

      Edit: Affected or effected? lol anyway OSX was vulnerable to the same bug.
       
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      Effected means executed, produced, or brought about. For example, The dictatorial regime quickly effected changes to the constitution that restricted the freedom of the people. On the other hand, affected means impacted. It is the past tense of the verb form of affect, which means to impact. For example, Carbon di-oxide emissions affected the environment.

      So we can say that "The dictatorial regime quickly effected changes to the constitution that affected the freedom of the people."


      http://www.diffen.com/difference/Affected_vs_Effected
       
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      Here is a good writeup on how this bug was done, seems to be two goto statements in a row:

      https://www.imperialviolet.org/2014/02/22/applebug.html
       
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      Could someone use that to steal "likes" ? OMG,I hope they're taking it seriously.
       
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      lol Thank you, I will try to keep it straight... took me years to break myself of then and than... lol
       

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