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    Default Apple to patch 'FREAK Attack' vulnerability in iOS, OS X next week

    "FREAK Attack" is an SSL/TLS vulnerability disclosed by researchers on March 3, 2015 that can be exploited to force browsers into a weaker encryption state.
    Attackers can theoretically use FREAK Attack to intercept what should be a secure HTTPS connection the one with the lock icon in the address bar and downgrade the encryption to "export-grade", which is much easier to crack. Safari, both on OS X and iOS, among other browsers, can be susceptible to FREAK Attacks, but Apple is aware of the exploit and moving swiftly to patch it:

    "We have a fix in iOS and OS X," an Apple spokesperson told iMore, "that will be available in software updates next week."

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