Apple Promises Early Fix for Mac Encryption Vulnerability

Apple has said that it will soon release a software update to address the vulnerability present in its Mac computer that could allow hackers to hijack email and other financial data of users.

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While confirming the findings of security researchers that a major security vulnerability that was earlier present in iPhones and iPads was also present in the company’s desktops and notebooks running Mac OS X, a spokesman from Apple, Turdy Muller told Reuters that: “We are aware of this issue and already have a software fix that will be released very soon.”

A fix was released by Apple on Friday for iOS for mobile devices and the update will be mostly automatic. Once the fix was announced by Apple, security researchers also dissected the notebooks and desktops based on iOS for similar vulnerability and found it there too.

The security issue is so basic that many people have conjectured that it seems to be deliberate and it might be the flaw that NSA used for hijacking Apple devices.

A professor of cryptography at Johns Hopkins University, Matthew Green said: “It’s as bad as you could imagine, that’s all I can say.”

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