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Apple sends out iOS 7.0.6 to fix major security flaw

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Apple sends out iOS 7.0.6 to fix major security flaw
Apple announced on Friday that it had discovered a major security flaw in iOS that allowed hackers to read email and other forms of communication that were supposed to be encrypted. If hackers had access to a Wi-Fi network used by an iPhone, they could have read emails and messages sent from the iPhone user to protected sites like Gmail and Facebook. 

The Cupertino based firm would not say if the flaw had been exploited, but did note that the problem dealt with the way that iOS handled secure sockets layer verification. On Apple's support website, the tech titan wrote that "the software failed to validate the authenticity of the connection".

Apple closed the exploit with iOS 7.0.6, which was sent out on Friday with software patches for the Apple iPhone 4 and later, Fifth-generation Apple iPod touch, and the Apple iPad 2 and later. Apple also updated its older Apple iPhone 3GS and fourth-generation Apple iPod touch to iOS 6.1.6. Without the patch, a hacker could pretend to be a protected site, scooping up emails and financial data as it goes from the user's iDevice to a protected site. Apple suggests using a Wi-Fi connection to download and install the update, which ranges in size from 16MB to 35MB.

The matter was deemed urgent enough for Apple to send out iOS 7.0.6 now rather than wait for iOS 7.1, which is expected to be pushed out sometime next month.

Apple sent out iOS 7.0.6 to repair a security flaw

Apple sent out iOS 7.0.6 to repair a security flaw


source: ZDNet

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posted on 21 Feb 2014, 21:33 1

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Will they release an update to stop NSA spying on your iPhone as well? :P Just kidding.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 21:34 1

2. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


See, no OS is perfect, and it's Ok!... Just phones people...

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 21:36 2

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


What are you trying to say?

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 21:49 3

4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Exactly what that combination of words mean.. Nothing else... I don't have time to play with you, dude.. Lol.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 22:02 2

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good post, straight to the point. These little stupid fanboys are killing this site. +1 man.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 22:22 6

12. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Little stupid fanboys? That doesn't make any sense because you're one of them.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 22:45 5

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


We all know the ones that come to this site to bother people, insult people over their choice, and generally start trouble. You are part of that click.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 23:05 3

16. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Your comments make no sense at all.
Let's be honest, just ask yourself that who's the one here who come to this site to bother people? Yes, I know you're a tech lover same as me, but if you say I come to this site to bother people, that doesn't make any sense. Because you did bother people in here, for example, you bother a user here called inspectorgadget80 most of the times, when he comments, you bother him. And that's enough to conclude that you bother people and generally start trouble.
And since when did I insult people over their choice, do you know what you're talking about, sir?

Yes, I admit that I was an annoying fanboy in the past, but hey, I'm not that anymore. To those people in here who still take me as an annoying fanboy like in the past, just close your account in here and go get a life.

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 00:15

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I just lol'd at your comment considering you haven't changed at all. So cute.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 22:59 3

15. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Darkkjedii is the lest biased user on PA.. He has a iPhone, and a Note3, and just might be wiling to give WP a chance one day if it comes to his liking.. If he does criticize then it's constructive, unlike a lot of users on here...
......................
You? Even when I stick up for the iPhone you try to make it seem like I'm trolling... Ok..

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 12:52 1

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's why I didn't even bother to respond to his rant of a post rodney. Everyone in this site knows I'm very unbiased, even though I prefer apples devices, I'm so unbiased that I get called a liar about it. Xperiadroid blasts anyone who doesn't blast apple, just look at his posting habits, then look at mine and you'll see. I'm never here to be a bother, that kinda life is beneath me. I may get bothered a lot for obvious reasons, but oh well. I wish I would spend my day coming to PA just to irritate and bug people puuuuleasr. That's Xperia, PAPINYC, topcat, eclipsegsx, and the 5 time banned Troll. +1 rodney

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 16:57

35. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Exactly.. Actually, technically, we're all biased to some degree.. Like me I prefer WP, and and most likely not going to use anything else.. Nothing wrong with being, and admitting that you're a Apple fan, or MS fan.. These haters make it seem like that's wrong.. But, extreme bias that gets in the way of logical thinking, and causes you to say stupid things like "I hope WP fails, and it gets shut down" is absolutely retarded...
But, we at least have the capacity to give credit where credit is due, and respect other peoples platform, or platforms, of choice...

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 05:44 2

24. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Pot calling the kettle black.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 21:49

5. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Man i thought this update would help with the app store sometimes not downloading/updating apps over wifi. I'll tell you thats a real pain sometimes. Also, same issue with iTunes. Over wifi whenever i try to preview a song, it doesn't play (sometimes) unless i reboot the wifi on the phone.

Waiting for 7.1 to fix this particular issue.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 21:53

6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Interesting... I need to start playing with my GF's iPhone more often, and make shure she's getting these updates...
...................
Question.. Can you set apps to automatically update themselves in iOS?

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 21:57

7. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Not sure if there is a way to do that. I usually get a notification on my mac or iPhone and download where i want albeit if its the mac, gotta connect phone after update.

But yeah go ahead check it out, its a pain updating apps over wifi because 4/10 times it would say cannot connect try again. At the same time if you switch to cellular data, update starts right away.

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 03:26

21. 1701nino (unregistered)


Just go to settings and turn "automaticly update apps" on.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 22:03 1

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yep u sure can bruh.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 22:08

10. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)


The app will tell u if there is an update and numbers will pop up on th e AppStore to let u know the #of uf updates u have..

In the Appstore you can choose to update all in one click..

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 22:43 3

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Mine auto update

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 22:13

11. Heatfan316 (Posts: 453; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Bwahahahaha!!! Apple sucks and so does their software, watch! It will take three more updates to fix this.

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 00:17 1

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Troll detected. OS X is light years ahead of Windows 8.

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 01:30

19. QuadFace (Posts: 80; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


I find it hard to believe your statement, can you please give me some details?

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 02:12 3

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Gestures, features, and interface. OS X is way better looking than metro. It really is the most advanced operating system in the world.

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 08:04 2

25. Akfred (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Its better yet its gone nowhere. Windows 8 is like Android,
Very flexible, versatile, run and accept every software u
Trow at it, where Os X is lame, yes os X has a clean UI but
Windows 8 is still ahead of it in term of productivity and
Market shares . Get ur fact right troll

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 13:50

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You call me a troll for an opinion? That's very nice of you.

So let's say so decided to be a WP8 fanboy and say it's ahead of iOS and Android in productivity but since it doesn't have any market share, iOS and Android is clearly better since it does have higher market share.

How's that blue screen of death treating you?

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 14:19

34. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The problem was that you were stating your opinion as fact, Smurf. You never gave an indication that you were giving your opinion, you were just spewing out praise for OS X and saying it has superiority over Windows as if it was the absolute truth, which it isn't. You're entitled to your opinion, but you have to show that it is an opinion.

"It really is the most advanced operating system in the world." - false statement

"I think it's the most advanced operating system in the world" - opinion

By the way, I haven't had a blue screen since the Windows XP days.

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 17:26

37. Akfred (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


You truly a troll, cos now you are trying to divert from
your word , it was Windows 8 that you were referring
To not WP8. So face this fact and don't shift it to WP,
I don't know if u can't differentiate them anymore

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 12:58

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Smurf, I just played with the LG Flex for about 40 minutes at At&t. Dude that phone is awesome, I honestly think it has the sweetest UI out there rite now. LG is mos def coming on strong.

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 13:51

32. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The UI is very very very similar to the one found on the Note 3. It's a great phone, but it would have been even better with a 1080p display.

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 14:03

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Now that lack of 1080p I didn't know. You're right about that, but it could benefit battery life bro. I like their direction though, they're taking chances which is good. I know a certain company I wish would take a few more.

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 16:59

36. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Oh,,, I thought the platform with the highest market share was the best....
..................
Whatever happened to that theory?

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 09:36

26. Ninetysix (Posts: 1679; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Fix what exactly?

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 03:56

22. Sandyago (Posts: 14; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Well, I prefer waiting for iOS 7.1

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 13:02

29. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


And if you don't connect to public WiFi, you don't have the risk.

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 04:56

23. adecvat (Posts: 139; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Fix for jailbreak?))

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 13:39

30. ijustcoolin (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


After updateing any one facing any ishu with watsapp b?

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 14:44

38. spasticpat (Posts: 72; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


I didn't get any kind of notification or anything over wifi, just found out about this update from PA.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:44

39. blade19 (Posts: 60; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)


I know this is a "phone news site" but this flaw also affects OS X, according to this article:
http://gizmodo.com/why-apples-huge-security-flaw-is-so-scary-1529041062.

Security flaws exist for all platforms out there, doesn't matter how good each of us thinks which of our platform choices are better.

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