This week the American multinational corporation Apple discovered a security flaw that potentially could allow someone to capture and modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS.
For the record this includes pretty much anything done on safari, most importantly, banking information. Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), are cryptographic protocols which are designed to provide communication security over the internet.
Now I imagine you're asking yourself, how would they get my information? The answer is a "Man-in-the-Middle Attack" which is basically a form of eavesdropping in which the attackers makes independent connections with the victims and relays messages between them, making them believe that they are talking directly to each other over a private connection, when in fact the entire conversation is controlled by the attacker. The attacker must be able to intercept all messages going between the two victims and inject new ones, which is straightforward in many circumstances (for example, an attacker within reception range of an unencrypted Wi-Fi wireless access point, can insert himself as a man-in-the-middle).
But Apple have quickly rectified this with the fix below.Read more...
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