March 4, 2014
Apple has posted a critical security advisory regarding a potential vulnerability and security patch for its iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod) and OSX (Mac desktop) platforms.
The issue is core to the function of the Apple mobile and desktop platforms and impacts any application and function on the device that depends on SSL encryption. This vulnerability might allow a malicious third party to capture and manipulate otherwise secure Web, email and application traffic on the device.
Apple has recommended that users of these platforms immediately take steps to reduce this risk by applying a software patch made available by Apple for those users running iOS7. A patch was also made available for the legacy iOS6 platform and OSX desktop platforms.