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Apple release fix for security flaw; urges caution

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Apple is normally is able to boast its products are hack-proof.

But not so after the company released an update to its IOS 7 software that fixes a security glitch.

At least one expert says this Apple security flaw is "as bad as you can imagine" and affected nearly everyone who has an iPhone, an iPad, an iPod Touch or even a Mac laptop or desktop computer.

The flaw allows hackers to easily intercept, alter and read emails, secure login information and other personal information that is meant to be encrypted between you and the person or website you're interacting with.

Attackers can most easily get access through open wireless networks.

Apple released a security fix on Friday, urging users to download the update if you have an iPhone 4 and later generations, 5th generation iPod touches, and iPad 2 and later models.

But there still is no security fix available for Mac computers.

Bottom line -- download the update immediately available in your Apple settings.

A security fix is expected for Mac computers. But until then, be extra careful not to use or access personal information when using unsecure open wireless networks like in coffee shops or restaurants.


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