Happy Saturday. Late last night, Apple released 3 iOS updates, 6.1.6 and 7.0.6 for iPhone and iPad and 6.0.2 for AppleTV.
These updates contain a very important fix for a potential security issue.
There is a serious vulnerability regarding SSL websites on existing versions of iOS that would allow a web site that is not properly encrypted to pretend that it is.
This opens up a can of worms for making sure that you can trust what you’re seeing - and that you’re the only one seeing it when connected to a secure web site (that’s pretty much all social media, commerce and banking web sites).
We recommend that you upgrade to iOS 6.1.6, 7.0.6 or 6.02 for Apple TV as soon as possible.
MacOS X 10.7.x and 10.8.x are not vulnerable to this particular problem, but OS X 10.9.0 and 10.9.1 ARE affected. There is not yet a patch for this, but we suspect that we’ll be seeing one in the near future.
If you want to read more about it, there’s a good technical summary here: https://www.imperialviolet.org/2014/02/22/applebug.html
If you want to check if you’re affected, you can check here: https://www.imperialviolet.org:1266