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Apple's iOS 7 fixed 80 security flaws

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 19 Sep 2013 22:18 User comments (1)

Apple's iOS 7 fixed 80 security flaws Apple's latest iOS upgrade fixed 80 security flaws in the older iOS 6 iterations of the software, according to reports.
Ironically, a fairly simple exploit can be used to bypass the lockscreen on iOS 7 and gain access to photos already, but the bugs fixed in iOS 7 are, in cases, very serious. Some could be used as part of DOS attacks on devices, or even be used to execute arbitrary code which could potentially leave a device open to being taken over.

One flaw (CVE-2013-0957) could allow an attacker to break an app in the third party Sandbox and determine the user's passcode.

The update also fixed a widely reported flaw that allowed a modified charger to be used to hijack a device. Other bugs included s Safari bug that made previously-deleted history visible again and a memory corruption issue related to the handling of XML by the Apple browser.

For more information on the other bugs, check out this article by Chris Brook at ThreatPost.

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120.9.2013 14:54

WHAT??? I thought Apple was immune to security flaws!

Just my $0.02,


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