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Mac OS X: Apple promises to fix SSL flaw “very soon”

macbook air - Apple : MacBook Air 12 pouces cet été, iPad Pro reporté

macbook air - Apple : MacBook Air 12 pouces cet été, iPad Pro reporté

Apple

Posted: February 24 2014
Updated: February 24, 2014

by Youssouf

Apple Friday released an SSL patch for its mobile devices (read: iOS 7.0.6 & iOS 6.1.6 (iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G) are available), but not for its range Mac. However, this should be fixed soon.

Indeed, the Cupertino company said it would correct “very soon”A bug that allows hackers to spy on finance, email, and other personal data on Mac desktops and laptops. The tech giant has confirmed by email to Reuters that it is aware of the issue and already has a software fix that will be released in the coming days.

macbook air - Mac OS X: Apple promises to fix the SSL flaw The severity of the bug was large enough for Apple to release an iterative update to iOS 7, making only minor or insignificant design changes. In the meantime, its range of computers running Mac OS X remains vulnerable to so-called middle-man attacks (MITM), which gives an attacker the possibility of spying and using sensitive data.

Such attacks would undermine encryption between the user and a website, allowing an attacker to recover and use financial information or a password.