Apple promises quick fix for iPhone security flaw

Apple says it has developed a fix to the serious security issues that could allow hackers to take control of iPhones.

Apple promises quick fix for iPhone security flaw

The flaw exploits a hole in PDF documents that could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code using the iPhone’s browser.

The problem – which affects the iPads, iPhone and iPod Touch – has prompted the German Government to issue a warning to consumers. “It has to be expected that hackers will soon use the weak spots for attacks,” the German Federal Office for Information Security warned in a statement. “This allows potential attackers access to the complete system, including administrator rights.”

So far the only hack known to be using the vulnerability is the popular Jailbreakme, which lets users install non Apple-approved software on the device.

Apple, however, says its developers have found a solution to the problem and will be issuing a fix via a software update in the near future, although the company has set no date for the rollout.

“We’re aware of this reported issue, we have already developed a fix and it will be available to customers in an upcoming software update,” the company told CNet in a statement.

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