Apple Acknowledged iOS Exists Security Vulnerabilities, Has Begun to Repair
July 8, according to media reported, Apple acknowledged on Thursday that its iOS existed a security vulnerability, the company was fixing this vulnerabilities. Apple said in the latest upcoming software update will be with the vulnerability patch.
German Federal Information Security Agency on Wednesday warned that the iOS running on Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch iOS has serious security vulnerabilities. In some versions of iOS, click the infected PDF file will enough infect mobile device with the users unknowingly.
When you open a file that contains infected PDF, the same situation will occur, there may be an opportunity for criminals to steal the password, data plans, photos, text messages and e-mail data, and can even eavesdrop on phone calls. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to obtain administrative privileges and access to the entire system.
German Federal Information Security Agency, the problem may occur in all devices, including the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch using iOS 4.3.3. Can not rule out the possibility of other versions of iOS have the same security breaches.
Apple spokesman Bethan Lloyd said, “Apple has been aware of this problem, and is patching the vulnerability.” But Lloyd did not give a timetable for new software updates.
But good news for Apple users is, now the attacks for smart phones or other Internet-connected devices is still extremely rare, PC is still the main object.