Apple Says iOS, OS X, and 'Key Web-Based Services' Not Affected By Heartbleed

Apple Says iOS, OS X, and 'Key Web-Based Services' Not Affected By Heartbleed

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Apple has issued a statement saying that iOS, OS X, and 'key Web-based services' were not affected by 'Heartbleed', a major security flaw affected hundreds of thousands of websites and services.

"The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users."

Here's Apple statement:

“Apple takes security very seriously. IOS and OS X never incorporated the vulnerable software and key Web-based services were not affected,” an Apple spokesperson told Re/code.

You can learn more about Heartbleed here.

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Apple Says iOS, OS X, and 'Key Web-Based Services' Not Affected By Heartbleed
mifki - April 11, 2014 at 4:40am
That's funny how you can turn such thing to your advantage. "Apple takes security very seriously. IOS and OS X never incorporated the vulnerable software" - as if they knew that libssl 1.0 will be vulnerable and that's why stayed with version 0.9.
Wee Willy Spunker - April 11, 2014 at 10:57am
Compared to Linux, this is another reason why I'm with osx.
RHEL - April 11, 2014 at 7:39pm
There is a reason why nobody uses Mac OS X server to host any websites on the internet. If OS X server was so good, everybody would use it as their front end.
Wee Willy Spunker - April 11, 2014 at 7:54pm
https://www.apple.com/osx/server/servers-made-easy/ this a reason?
! - April 11, 2014 at 4:29am
Just wondering what's not a "key web-based service"
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