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Serious bug in Macs, iPhones and iPads

Serious bug in Macs, iPhones and iPads
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Apple has been "CORED." That's the name of a new zero-day flaw discovered in both OS X and iOS. It means that your Apple gadgets are at a high risk for cyberattacks that steal your passwords.

As if you thought the procession of cyberattacks was over, there has been yet another flaw discovered in the Apple operating systems that is beginning to make it look as holey as a slice of Swiss cheese. This time, it has to do with the functions of your Keychain password manager and information storage center, iCloud.

Keychain stores passwords for all of your online accounts and can even hold your credit card and banking information. It's currently the target of this major scam. A team of online development researchers from Indiana University, Georgia Tech and China's Peking University discovered the flaw last October but Apple requested a six-month period before their report was made public.

This request was granted and their findings remained sealed until now, when we found out that the problems still haven't been resolved by the developing team over at Apple. I told you about this a week or so ago, when I described how the hackers use a fake iCloud verification screen to gain access and steal all of your information. It looks like there still hasn't been a resolution.

Millions of Apple users can still be affected and we're patiently waiting to hear how it's planning to resolve this huge issue. I'll keep you updated with any developments and be sure to read my article about how to temporarily protect yourself from giving your information away.

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