Apple slips out security patches while world goes gaga over watches
While everyone was losing their mind over expensive watches, Apple sneaked out security fixes for iOS phones and tablets, and OS X computers.
Both the OS X Security Update 2015-002 and iOS 8.2 address critical flaws.
Leading the charge is a patch to squish the FREAK bug in the two operating systems’ SSL/TLS code. Disclosed last week by researchers, the flaw allows an eavesdropper to intercept connections to HTTPS websites and downgrade the strength of the encryption, allowing miscreants to crack the traffic and steal things like login cookies and banking details.