Serious iOS, OS X flaws lead to password theft

More cybersecurity bad news. A serious defect in iOS and Mac OS X can lead to password theft by exploiting resource sharing between apps. It was originally reported to Apple six months ago and the researchers decided to go public after Apple remained silent. Fixing this will require major changes to the operating system and the App Store infrastructure, so don’t expect a fix to be quick or simple.

In the meantime, users are advised to follow standard security precautions: Do not install apps from unknown sources, and be cognizant of any suspicious password prompts.

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