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Huge security issues with Mac OS X and iOS
For over a year HTTPS has been unsecured on iOS 6.0 - to 7.0.5. Apple has patched the issue on 6.1.6 and 7.0.6. The bug is not present in 5.1.1. The bug is currently, still present in Mac OS 10.9.x Mavericks as is currently not fixed.
If you are saying, well what is the big deal, the issue has been there for a year, well now it is public knowledge. Your credit card information, passwords, etc, are no longer safe.
I highly reccomend everyone updating iOS, if it is not on 5.1.1 or lower.
For older devices unable to run iOS 7 your fix is 6.1.6 if you are on iOS 7 - your fix is 7.0.6.
Unfortunantly if you hate iOS 7 and you are still on iOS 6.x and your device is iOS 7, you will be forced to update, as you will be unable to download iOS 6.1.6.
If you are Mac OS X Mavericks, I do not reccomend using it, at all, until a fix is ready, or downgrade to Snow Leopard etc.
Alternatively, A third party patch for Mac OS X, which I cannot vouch for, is available from i0n1c. (Though I assume it safe).
Users can check whether or not their computers are affected by the vulnerability by visiting gotofail.com in Safari.
Long story can be found here:
https://www.imperial...2/applebug.html and http://247wallst.com...-security-flaw/
The Good news:
If jailbreaking is your thing, iOS 7.0.6 and iOS 6.1.6 can still be jailbroken.