Apple offers software fix for potential security bug

There’s another possible security breach. First it was Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels. Now, Apple’s warning of a possible security bug.

“Everyone’s learning how to hack into your database and stuff so it’s something that’s going to be, that we’re going to have to learn to live with, but it’s going to be hard,” said Jean Paul Benetti of Springfield.

The bug in the Apple operating system could have allowed hackers access to email and bank account information, especially if your device was connected to unsecured wireless networks.

The fix is now available for iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. Apple advises users to upgrade their devices immediately. To do that, tap your “Settings” app. Then tap “General” and “software Update.” If your phone needs the upgrade, it will say IOS 7.0.6.

“I think on this one, they identified it pretty quickly and put the upgrade and made everybody aware it was an issue and they should upgrade their phone,” Theodore Paradise of West Springfield told 22News.

Apple said it’s unlikely hackers got anyone’s personal information, but it made a lot of people aware of the problem.

“I have a security app on my phone that tells me if something’s wrong with the app,” said Emma King of New Hampshire.

It’s a problem many said is becoming far too common in our digital world. The upgrade takes about 10 minutes and doesn’t make any noticeable changes on your device, but could protect you from hackers in the long run.

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