Apple iOS 4.2 update fixes dozens of security flaws

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Apple on Monday issued an update for its mobile operating system, iOS, which is used in iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. The update, iOS 4.2, contains fixes for more than 40 flaws in components such as WebKit, CoreGraphics, Mail, Photos and Safari, according to Apple's security release notes. The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to run malicious code on an affected device, initiate a phone call or cause applications to crash. The update also introduces number on non-security features to iOS devices, such as folders and multitasking for the iPad. iOS 4.2 can be downloaded via iTunes. — AM
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