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Apple Says ‘Heartbleed’ Security Issue Did Not Affect iOS, OS X, and ‘Key Web Services’

Apple Says ‘Heartbleed’ Security Issue Did Not Affect iOS, OS X, and ‘Key Web Services’

Apple today confirmed to Re/code that iOS, OS X, and “key web services” were not affected by the security flaw know as Heartbleed.

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“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.

Heartbleed was a security flaw in the open-source software OpenSSL which provides secure connections between a client and a server. OpenSSL is widely used on the Internet, so the security hole is believed to have affected up to 66% of the Internet.

The flaw allowed malicious attackers to extract login and password data and other data from a server.

It is highly recommended that users change their login/password on affected servers. A list of high-profile servers that have been affected by Heartbleed is available at Mashable.

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