iOS 8.2, OS X 2015-002 Update and Apple TV 7.1 fixes ‘FREAK’ security flaw

Apple on Monday issued a security update for OS X to address a handful of vulnerabilities, including the high profile SSL flaw known as “FREAK.” Spotlighted last week, the bug allows would-be attackers to spy on communications made through Safari.

The security flaw plagued all devices from Apple, including Macs, Apple TV, iPhone and the iPad. The Cupertino company has rolled out a fix for all these devices. While the iPad and iPhone fix is included in the iOS 8.2 update, the Apple TV security patch was tucked inside the Apple TV 7.1 update that it received today. For OS X users, Apple rolled out security update OS X 2015-002 update to patch the vulnerability.

Apple spokesman Ryan James told reporters last week that Apple was aware of the problem, and was working on updates to rectify it. Today, the company released security updates for OS X, Apple TV, and iOS—iOS 8.2, which also adds the Apple Watch app.

To update your iOS device, simply launch your Settings app and navigate to General > Software Update (jailbreakers beware). On Apple TV, open Settings > General > Software Updates, and of course on OS X, visit the Updates tab of the Mac App Store.


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