March 08, 2012
Apple pushes security update for iPhone, iPad
Apple on Wednesday updated its iOS mobile operating system, which covers the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, to rectify more than 80 vulnerabilities. Among the most interesting is a flaw in Siri, a voice-controlled personal assistant application that can be used even if it the phone is locked. The now-patched design issue could allow someone, through a voice command, to force the phone to send an email if the mail app was open behind the lock screen and a message was selected. But the majority of the bugs fixed in the update reside in WebKit, the platform's web browser engine, and could be exploited to execute malicious code.