Germany warns Apple over security threats

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Berlin, Aug 5: German Federal Office for Information Security warned Apple for the security problems in iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

On Wednesday, Aug 4 German Information Security officials reported that the Apple's iOS operating system has two critical weak points for which no patch exists, which will allow the users to open manipulated websites.

Opening a manipulated website or a PDF file will allow criminals to spy on passwords, planners, photos, text messages, e-mails and even listen in to phone conversations.

"The security draw back will allow attackers to access to the complete system, including administrator rights," described the agency in a statement.

Apple's spokesman in Germany, Georg Albrecht, told that the company is investigating into the problems stated by the German authorities.

The warning relates to Apple's iPhones using iOS versions 3.1.2-4.0.1, iPads using iOS 3.2-3.2.1 and iPods Touch using iOS 3.1.2.-4.0.

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