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Newsflash: Apple XARA vulnerability reported in OS X and iOS.
June 2015 NEWSFLASH

Apple XARA vulnerability details

Earlier this week researchers published a report detailing security vulnerabilities in OS X and iOS. These vulnerabilities, so-called "XARA" weaknesses, would allow malware to gain access to sensitive data like passwords. 

While the XARA vulnerabilities are real, the media has (once again) blown things out of proportion. XARA requires that you download and install malware on your Mac or iPhone/iPad. While it's always possible that someone could be tricked into doing that, careful users should have no issues. Right now, XARA is an academic proof-of-concept; none of this has been seen "in the wild."

All of which is good, because the XARA problem is one that is embedded in the operating system. That means only Apple can fix it, and it's a fair bet that they're trying to do that right now. 

For more information, see Rene Richie's article on iMore.com

 

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