News by Dan Seifert on Thursday July 07, 2011.
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It was announced yesterday that a German IT agency discovered a serious security vulnerability in Apple's iOS platform. The security hole will allow a malicious user access to the root files of the phone, where they could see personal user information like passwords, call logs, messages, and more. Apple has acknowledged the problem and promises to issue a fix.
Speaking to the Associated Press, Apple spokesperson Bethan Lloyd said Apple is "aware of this reported issue and developing a fix that will be available to customers in an upcoming software update." She did not provide a date as to when the fix would be available.
The vulnerability is found in all devices that are running iOS 4.3.3, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It is also possible that older versions of iOS are affected as well.
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