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.
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.