Something just blew up. In Apple’s face. Big time.

Why Apple’s Recent Security Flaw Is So Scary.

On Friday, Apple quietly released iOS 7.0.6, explaining in a brief release note that it fixed a bug in which “an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS.” That’s the understated version. Another way to put it? Update your iPhoneright now.

Oh, and by the way,OS X has the same issues—except there’s no fix out yet.

In simple terms, someone can intercept traffic between you and the site your accessing, and pull of a “Man in the Middle” attack:

I could make all manner of snarky comments on this, but I won’t.

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