On Sunday afternoon, I backed up my iPad’s contents to my MacBook
Air and downloaded and installed the iOS 7.0.6 security update.
Incidentally, if you haven’t installed this update on your iDevice, you’re reportedly hacker-bait due to a serious SSL connection verification security vulnerability that has been identified in
both OS X and the iOS. Apple released the version 7.0.6 update patch forthwith to address the issue in iOS 7, but will somewhat alarmingly leave Mavericks unpatched until the OS X 10.9.2
update is ready for release, rumored to be around March 15. I’m not going to do any banking or security critical communication on my Mac until that’s fixed. In the meantime, the iPad is
hopefully secure for now with iOS 7.0.6 installed.
One more thing; if for some reason you can’t install the update right away, I tried Chrome as well as Safari before running the update, and with Chrome I got the following response when I loaded a
handy test page posted by the gotofailk.com site that allows you to check to see whether your web browser(s) running on iOS 7 and OS X 10.9.1 are vulnerable. The test site checks whether…