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Apple’s iOS Has Critical PDF Vulnerability

A recent critical vulnerability to devices running on the iOS platform such as the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad was recently discovered by a German security company. If you try to open an infected web site or PDF file hackers could possibly take control of your device.

Apple PDF Flaw

The Federal Office For Information Security of Germany said that the flaw is a critical weakness in Apple’s iOS. The flaw can easily be exploited by hackers and trick users of iOS devices into opening an infected PDF and steal personal information which could be used in identity theft.

Apple has been made aware of this and has already released a statement. A company representative was quoted as saying that “We’re aware of this reported issue and developing a fix that will be available to customers in an upcoming software update.”

As of now owners of iOS devices are advised to only open websites or PDF files from trusted sources until the update will be released.

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