Germany warns of Apple security problem


Author: Juergen Baetz
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Several versions of Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch have potentially serious security problems, a German government agency said. Apple's iOS operating system has "two critical weak points for which no patch exists," the Federal Office for Information Security said. Opening a manipulated website or a PDF file could allow criminals to spy on passwords, planners, photos, text messages, e-mails and even listen in to phone conversations, the agency said in a statement. "This allows potential attackers access to the complete system, including administrator rights," it added, urging users not to open PDF files on their mobile devices and only use trustworthy websites until Apple Inc. publishes a software update.

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