Security update for Apple: iOS 6.1 fixes browser flaws

Apple has released a new version of iOS, the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, iPod.

The new version fixes 20 security flaws related to the Safari browser. Some of the vulnerabilities were allowing bypassing of authentication, cross-site scripting attacks, privilege escalations, arbitrary code execution, memory corruptions. Last but not least, the  compromised Türktrust certificates were revoked.

More information about these fixes are available on Apple’s website.

Despite the fact that these issues sound scary, and 20 critical issues is a lot, we are not aware of any known malware that exploit these security flaws. Nevertheless, we advise all readers to install the security updates as soon as possible. To do this, go to Settings, General, Software update or via iTunes.

 

Sorin Mustaca

IT Security Expert

 

 

via Avira – TechBlog http://techblog.avira.com/2013/01/29/security-update-for-apple-ios-6-1-fixes-browser-flaws/en/


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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since over 20 years in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is CEO and owner of Endpoint Cybersecurity GmbH focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .
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