Update your iPhone/iPad/Mac Operating Software!

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In case you missed the tech hubbub recently regarding a security vulnerability, here's your friendly reminder to update the software on your Apple products. 

"The flaw is extremely serious, and any Mavericks users who haven’t yet updated their OS should do so immediately. In a nutshell, the bug prevents the validation of encryption certificates from supposedly secure servers. So, your Mac or iOS device could think it has received a signed encryption certificate from your bank’s website, but there’s no way to validate that the certificate came from the bank — it could be from a fraudulent website pretending to be the bank and gathering personal data as you type." (from the New York Times article)

For some basic information on the security issue, see the New York Times article on the iPhone/iPad or the New York Times article on the issue for Macs.

Updates to the iOS and OS X Mavericks have been released. If you need any help updating your software, feel free to Ask a Librarian!

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