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Apple Patches iOS 7 App Store Security Flaw

By - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 6 comments

You've probably noticed a new update alert in your iPhone or iPad's Settings screen. The update, iOS 7.04, may seem small, but it patches several issues that have come to light since iOS 7's debut Sept. 18. 

One patch addresses an issue with the video-conferencing app FaceTime that resulted in dropped calls.

The most significant security-related patch, however, fixes a vulnerability that allowed people to make App Store purchases without the necessary authorization.

MORE: Mobile Security Guide: Everything You Need to Know

With the update, users will once again have to enter their Apple password to make App Store purchases, thus preventing unauthorized users from putting unwanted software on a device or expenses on an account.

The update is available for all devices that can run iOS 7.

To install it, connect your device to the Internet via Wi-Fi or a data connection, then go to "Settings." In the "General" tab, tap "Software Update" and iOS 7.04 should be available. 

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    pacomac , November 18, 2013 1:51 PM
    Wow, how behind the times is this, I've just installed 7.1!
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    otacon , November 18, 2013 2:30 PM
    @pacomac

    If you're a developer and want to install beta software sure. Guess you can find a 3rd party to register your UDID but no thanks...I'll wait for official releases.
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    Octawin , November 18, 2013 2:47 PM
    it just works....BWAHAHAHAHAHA
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    gunther27 , November 18, 2013 3:02 PM
    my friend's mother-in-law makes $68 an hour on the computer. She has been unemployed for 7 months but last month her payment was $19206 just working on the computer for a few hours. look at here now....... www.Buzz16.com
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    reagan_piper , November 19, 2013 6:38 AM
    my neighbor's mother makes $61/hour on the computer. She has been out of work for ten months but last month her pay was $17501 just working on the computer for a few hours. take a look at the site here...
    Duℬ40.ℭℴℳ
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    tobalaz , November 19, 2013 3:53 PM
    You're downloading it wrong....
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