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Security Update: Apple Released iOS 6.1.6 and 7.0.6 for iPhone, iPod touch and IPad to Address a Serious Vulnerabillity That May Expose Encrypted Data

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 13:45

Reason

Security Update

Impact

iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Apple released iOS 6.1.6 and 7.0.6 updates for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad 2 and later to address a vulnerability that may allow an attacker with a privileged network position to capture or modify data.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Apple Security Updates at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 where Apple will publish the security updates.

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

iOS 6.1.6

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod touch (4th generation)


iOS 7.0.6

  • iPhone 4 and later
  • iPod touch (5th generation)
  • iPad 2 and later

 

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

Out of date iOS could allow an unauthorized individual with a privileged network position to seize or modify encrypted data.
 

HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

1.     If you have IT Support, no action on your part is required.

2.     If you do not have IT Support or they do not support your iPhone and/or iPad, updates may be obtained through iTunes only.

Installation note:

Since the automatic update process may take up to a week depending on the day that iTunes checks for updates, Apple recommends you manually obtain the update via the "Check for Update" button within iTunes. After doing this, the update can be applied when your iPhone is docked to your computer.
 

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