On Friday, February 21st, Apple released an important update to the operating system found in most iPhones and iPads.
It seems that there was a major flaw in the system that would possibly allow a “man in the middle” attack on your Apple device. When you use most secure websites, you’ll see the address change from http:// to https://. When using the https:// prefix, a website is being authenticated by a third party, and the communications between you and your destination is supposedly secure. This security prevents data from being exposed “in the clear” over the internet.
Apparently, the bug in the Apple IOS would allow a smart hacker to bypass this security feature, and allow them to “scoop up” your private information.
If you want to read more about it, Gizmodo has a good article in plain english that explains it a bit more.
You should get an automatic notice from Apple to do the update. If you want to be proactive, you should follow these instructions.
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