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Apple Security Flaw: "As bad as you could imagine." What you need to do.

Apple Security Flaw: "As bad as you could imagine." What you need to do.

Update 2/25/2014: Apple has issued a fix for systems running its latest operating system, Mavericks. Click here to get this critical fix now.

Apple has revealed a security problem in its iPhone that could let hackers see your web traffic when you are sharing an unencrypted wireless network. It's not pretty:

 "It's as bad as you could imagine, that's all I can say," said Johns Hopkins University cryptography professor Matthew Green.

Apple didn't say if it had found instances of it being used against users.

The company has released a security update for iOS 7, called iOS7.0.6. It applies to the iPhone 4 and 5, the 5th-generation iPod Touches, and the iPad 2.

There are also reports that Apple's OSX is affected, meaning the exploit could be used against users on laptops and desktops. No OSX patch has been released.

For iOS users:  

Go to your settings icon - you should see a little red "1" telling you there's an update available.

Click on it, and then go to Software Update and then "Install Now."

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