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Aug 1, 2013
Aug 1, 2013

Apple fixing bug that allows fake charging stations to hack iPhones

LAS VEGAS, July 31 (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s next
software update for its iPhones and iPads will fix a security
flaw that allows hackers to engage in spying and cyber crimes
when the victim connects the device to a fake charging station,
the company said on Wednesday.

Apple’s devices are vulnerable to attacks until the company
releases its iOS 7 software update, which is slated for this
fall.

Aug 1, 2013

Hacking expert says mobile firms moved fast to fix cyber bug

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A well-known security expert said mobile carriers have quickly protected customers from a security bug that he revealed 10 days ago and that he estimated had put more than 500 million phones at risk of cyber attacks.

Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin’s Security Research Labs, led a research team at the German firm that figured out a way to remotely gain control of and also clone some mobile SIM cards.

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    • About Jim

      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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