Apple Discovers Major Flaw in Software

An error raises security concerns about the potential for online hacking.
3:00 | 02/22/14

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Security concerns that -- apple scramble and a major flaw in the software and -- companies' devices could allow hackers. To intercept your email this is a big deal given that more than half of all American homes. On at least one apple product ABC's Brian Smith is on the story this morning the white good morning Daryn the morning -- -- -- many of us -- even more than one and we do everything on our phones are right that these days and shopping. To surfing. A flaw in Apple's software could leave these things. Open to cyber criminals. Overnight apple admitting major flaws and iphones ipads and Mac books. Making them vulnerable to hackers on its website apple stating quote an attacker. -- capture or modify data. The problem affecting anyone using an iPhone four later model iPod Touch. And the iPad 23 and air the security risk stemming from a problem with encrypting data that you send from your device. Or wireless Internet connection so if you're sitting at your -- coffee shop browsing the web. -- might not be such a Smart idea to send an email or purchase something. Every consumer needs to do the following they need to have. Up to date software on their on their iPhone on their -- on their Mac the reality today is there are vulnerabilities. Apple would not comment on how or win it learned of the security flaw it's SSL or secure sockets layer. Or -- the flaw was being exploited it all on its website. The tech giant stated quote secure transport failed to validate. The authenticity of the connection with millions using iphones ipads and iPods the -- That apple security problems may have only just begun. And apple seems to have a fix for these things on Friday they released an update of its system which they say fixes the problem. So you may want to install that update today but since apple has been tightlipped on the details been Dioner. It's tough to say how far this problem really reached and the cyber attacks become so much more prevalent now. Brian thank you for -- --

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