Joseph Menn reports:
Apple Inc said on Saturday it would issue a software update “very soon” to cut off the ability of spies and hackers to grab email, financial information and other sensitive data from Mac computers.
Confirming researchers’ findings late Friday that a major security flaw in iPhones and iPads also appears in notebook and desktop machines running Mac OS X, Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told Reuters: “We are aware of this issue and already have a software fix that will be released very soon.”
Read more on Reuters.
Update: Ashkan Soltani posted an image showing apps that are vulnerable to the #gotofail problem: Calendar, FaceTime, Keynote, Mail, Twitter, iBooks, Software Update, and ApplePlusServices:
— ashkan soltani (@ashk4n) February 23, 2014
See also Steve Bellovin’s comments on GoToFail.