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Over 25,000 iOS apps affected by bug breaking HTTPS


Softpedia - (International) Security researchers at SourceDNA discovered a vulnerability in version 2.5.3 of the AFNetworking library for Apple iOS and OS X products in which attackers could carry out man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks and access encrypted information by exploiting the library's failure to check the domain name secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates were issued for. More than 25,000 apps are affected by the flaw.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:11