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7/28/2011
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Apple iOS Bug Worse Than Advertised

Off-the-shelf sniffing tools can exploit the threat, but users of older iPhones and iPod Touches won't see a fix

Security experts have warned that a recently disclosed bug in Apple's iOS mobile operating system, patched by the vendor on Monday, is easier to exploit than it first appeared. In particular, attackers can now use a freely available tool to eavesdrop on an iOS device's data stream, without the user knowing.

As a result, "it is clearly critical that all users update as soon as possible, unless they only use their device for telephone calls," said Chester Wisniewski, a senior security advisor at Sophos Canada, in a blog post.

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