Apple iOS 7.0.6 / 6.1.6 update released; fixing SSL Encryption Bug
Apple has released a firmware update to fix a SSL encryption bug. The bug was huge security hole which let an attacker perform man-in-the-middle attack, which means attacker could intercept and edit important information like log-in details and emails. Now the fix has come as iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 and is available for download.
Even though this is a crucial security hole, Apple hasn’t made any clarification on this such as how long it has been in iOS. Now iOS 7.0.6 covers all iPads up from the 2nd generation tablet, all iPhones up from iPhone 4 and the iPod touch 5G. According to Apple, the fix is a “restoring missing validation steps,” to make sure that no data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS is intercepted.
So, it is important that all users download the iOS 7.0.6 or iOS 6.1.6 update and these updates are just an incremental which weighs in just over 13MB.