iOS security

With tens of thousands camped in line today waiting for the Apple iPhone 5, hackers have already had their hands on the core iOS 6 operating system for some time. Two Dutch hackers managed to successfully beat Apple’s sturdy protections in place, and this week at the EUSecWest conference in Amsterdam presented the first successful hack of a patched iPhone 4S with an exploit that will also work against the new device.

Apple has released another new version of its iOS operating system for iPhones and other devices that fixes a security vulnerability in the way that the software handled SSL certificates and validated their authenticity. An attacker exploiting the bug might be able to intercept SSL traffic, Apple warned.

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