Apple finds 'major flaw' in security, leaving devices vulnerable - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Apple finds 'major flaw' in security, leaving devices vulnerable

Posted: Updated:

WKOW -- Apple announced a major flaw in the software of the company's devices that could allow hackers to intercept emails.

ABC News reports Apple announced late Friday a flaw in iPhones, iPads and Macbooks that make them vulnerable to hackers. In a statement released on Apple's website, the company says an attacker may capture or modify data on an iPhone 4 or later model, the iPod Touch and the iPad 2, 3 and Air.

The security risk stems from a problem with encrypting data you send from your device over a wireless internet connection.

"Every consumer needs to do the following, they need to have up to date software on their iPhone, on their iPad, on their Mac, the reality today is there are vulnerabilities," Brad Garrett an ABC News consultant explains.

Apple declined to comment to ABC as to how or when it learned of the security flaw in its SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, or if the flaw was being exploited at this time.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at