Apple Security Update

Apple Security Update

Apple has released mobile and Mac operating system updates to fix a critical security flaw

What is happening?

Apple has released mobile and Mac operating system updates to fix a critical security flaw.

•         An update to iOS 7 was released on Friday, which fixes a significant vulnerability on the protocol used for secure transactions over the web.

•         A security update for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks is now also available from the Mac App Store or http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ 

What should you do?

You should update your Apple mobile device and/or Apple OS X Mavericks as soon as possible to avoid this vulnerability.

We appreciate that many users prefer to adopt a “wait and see” approach before installing Apple updates. However, in this case - given the fundamental nature of the issue – we actively encourage a “sooner rather than later” approach.

As always, it is best to keep any operating system as up to date as possible and you should run an update function on a regular basis.

Want to know more?

You’ll find background information on this security issue at the following links:

http://www.macnews.com/2014/02/25/apple-releases-mac-os-x-1092-ssl-vulnerability-fix

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/apple-security-flaw-what-you-need-to-know-1.2549246

http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/25/apple-issues-patch-for-os-x-ssl-security-vulnerability/

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