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The dangers behind Apple’s epic security flaw

25
Feb
2014

Apples SSL bug first reared its head on Friday, when a mysterious, urgent update began pouring out to iOS devices. It wasnt just an iOS bug, but a problem in Apples SecureTransport platform, present in OS X 10.9 for desktop and reaching back to iOS 6 on mobile. Though a fix has been issued for mobile devices, its still a very big and very bad issue for Apple. The core of the exploit targets your SSL connection, the encryption behind the little padlock in your browser window you see when visiting webmail or banking sites.

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