Sunday September 25, 2016

Apple Acknowledges iOS 10 Security Flaw

iOS 10 has a security flaw that allows hackers to crack passwords 2,500 times faster. Apple is working on a fix, but for now, the company recommends that users ensure their devices are protected with strong passwords.

"We’re aware of an issue that affects the encryption strength for backups of devices on iOS 10 when backing up to iTunes on the Mac or PC. We are addressing this issue in an upcoming security update. This does not affect iCloud backups," an Apple spokesperson said. "We recommend users ensure their Mac or PC are protected with strong passwords and can only be accessed by authorized users. Additional security is also available with FileVault whole disk encryption."