Apple issues fix for glaring security flaw on Mac computers
Published on Feb 26, 2014 6:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Apple Inc has issued fixes for a security flaw in its Macintosh computers that allows hackers to intercept data such as email, patching a major and embarrassing glitch that came to light several days ago.
The security update for users of Apple's OS X computer operating software follows a fix issued for iPhones last week, meaning all Apple device users now have access to the patch.
The flaw allowed attackers with access to a mobile user's network, such as a shared unsecured wireless service offered by a cafe, to see or alter exchanges between the user and protected sites such as Google Inc's Gmail or Facebook.
Governments with access to telecom carrier data could do the same, experts said.
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