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  •  Apple Security Flaw & Fix

    Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014

    Apple has reported a flaw in their code for iOS versions 6 and 7, as well as Mac OS X 10.9.1 (Mavericks).  The bug allows hackers to intercept and decrypt SSL-encrypted network connections. That means email or other online transactions can be read by attackers, who can possibly gather sensitive, personal information.

    Apple's Safari web browser and Mail client, and other apps such as Face, iMessage, and some third-party programs running on iOS versions 6 and 7, and OS X 10.9.1 are vulnerable to SSL snoopers. However, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are not vulnerable, as they use a different SSL library.
    Maverick (running 10.9.0 or 10.9.1) and iPhone users should install the Update as soon as possible. You can get it by running Software Update.
    More Information:
    About the OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 Update
    Security updates for Apple products.
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