Apple users worry about security breach

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by Jaime Cerreta

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azfamily.com

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 26 at 2:23 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Apple users are expressing worry about a potential security flaw that could allow hackers to gain access to and intercept your passwords and other private information.

If you've used your Apple device at a place with public internet, like a Starbucks, you could be at risk.

The folks at Data Doctors say Apple users should not take this security breach lightly. They say this latest security scare is very unusual for Apple, and leaves its users very vulnerable to hackers who can create websites that look like legitimate ones.

They can then steal your pass codes and personal information, and even access your email and your Facebook. And that has Apple users worried about the security of their phones.

"I use it for everything," says one Apple user. "I use my phone to go on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine."

"I think there's a fix, an update, that was asked for. I'll just update and cross my fingers," says another.

It's not known for how long this vulnerability has been in place. Those who use public wi-fi should be the most cautious at this point.

Data Doctors experts advise Apple users to do the new download that is available for iPhone 4 and newer phones right away. If you can't do that, stick to your usual websites for web surfing until apple has a patch for your laptop.

And if you really want to be safe, go to a secure Windows computer and change all your passwords.





 

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