Monday, February 24, 2014

Public Service Announcement for iOS and OS X users

On Friday, Apple released version 7.0.6 for iOS (iPhone / iPad) users. Go to Settings on your iOS device and install this update now.

What's the deal? A very serious vulnerability that exposes the secure communication link between your device and any services that you use (Gmail, Facebook, Dropbox, online banking, etc).

The exploit package is already being circulated on the Internet. This vulnerability affects not only iOS, but also OS X. Apple has not patched OS X yet, so stay tuned here. I'll post when Apple releases the update for your Mac.

If you'd like to read the technical details of this vulnerability, read this and this. But first, please update your devices!