Apple to fix security hole in iPhone software

Aug 05, 2010

(AP) -- Apple is planning to release a fix for a security hole in the software that runs on its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.

Hackers could gain access to data stored on Apple Inc.'s gadgets by putting a PDF file with hidden code onto a website and luring people to visit the site.

Apple did not say when the software update will be available.

The flaw drew attention after it was used for a program that lets people "jailbreak" iPhones in order to run programs hasn't approved for sale in its iTunes store.

The company declined to say Thursday whether it knows of malicious hackers actively exploiting the flaw.

A German government agency issued an official warning about the flaw Wednesday.

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