Apple’s security hole is growing wider and wider.
The company divulged on Friday that it found a major vulnerability that would let a hacker intercept email and other secure communication sent from iPhones and iPads on Friday. Hours later, outside experts found the same flaw in the Safari browser on Mac computers.
By Sunday, security expert Ashkan Soltani tweeted that he found the “goto fail” vulnerability — named after the single line of code responsible for the problem — embedded in Calendar, Facetime, Keynote, Twitter, Mail and iBooks applications on Macs running the OS X operating system.
The security flaw worried many who said it would allow someone sharing a WiFi network with you — say, at a coffee shop or an airport — to see and change messages meant to be sent securely. According to Soltani, even Software Update, the application that installs security fixes on Macs, is vulnerable.
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