Apple's Security Flaw

Dawn Irish
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 1:45pm

Apple recently announced a security vulnerability affecting iOS devices (iPhones and iPads), as well as Apple notebooks and desktops.   This vulnerability could allow a hacker to take control of what the user believes is a secure Web transaction on a public Wi-Fi network, like those found at a coffee shop, hotel, or commuter rail station, in order to intercept the data being transmitted. 
Apple has patched the flaw in the latest version of iOS (7.0.6).  TTS strongly encourages any Tufts community member running iOS on a personally owned device to update to this version.  Apple has also released OS X 10.9.2 for users running OS X Mavericks, and included security updates for those running Lion and Mountain Lion.

The updates are available through Apple's software update service, which can be accessed from the Apple menu, or from the "Updates" section of the App Store. Users may also download the security updates on Apple’s support Website.

Over the next couple of days, TTS will use LANDesk to disseminate the security updates to Apple devices managed by the university. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the TTS Service Desk at 617-627-3376 or via email at