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Apple iOS 7.0.6 / 6.1.6 update released; fixing SSL Encryption Bug

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.

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