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Security flaw found in Apple’s iOS

By Bloomberg News
July 8, 2011

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NEW YORK - Apple Inc.’s iOS operating system used in the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices has “critical weaknesses’’ that let potential attackers to gain administrator rights for the software, German regulators said.

The machines can be infected with malware by clicking on manipulated PDF documents, the German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology said on its website Wednesday.

“Apple takes security very seriously,’’ said Trudy Muller, a company spokeswoman. “We are aware of this reported issue and are developing a fix that will be available to customers in an upcoming software update.’’

California-based Apple rose $5.44 to $357.20 in Nasdaq Stock Market trading. The stock had climbed 9.1 percent this year before yesterday.