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Apple readies security fix for Mac after iOS flaw

Published on Feb 25, 2014 6:16 AM
 
Apple said on Monday, Feb 24, 2014, it was developing a security fix for its Mac OS X computer operating system after a patch released for its iPhones and iPads to thwart hacker attacks. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Apple said on Monday, Feb 24, 2014, it was developing a security fix for its Mac OS X computer operating system after a patch released for its iPhones and iPads to thwart hacker attacks.

The California tech giant released its security update for the iOS 7 mobile operating system on Friday, saying that "an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data" in a browsing session.

Security experts pointed out over the weekend that the same problem could affect people using Mac desktop or notebook computers.

An Apple spokesman told Agence France-Presse, when asked about the Mac OS vulnerability: "We are aware of this issue and already have a software fix that will be released very soon."

 
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