The latest update to Apple’s mobile operating system was designed to make the platform more secure for iPad and iPhone users, but reports from a security researcher claim that the software patch may have actually weakened the system instead.
Tarjei Mandt, a researcher at Azimuth Security, has levelled some serious accusations at the California-based tech giant. According to Mandt, Apple made a huge mistake when attempting to make its encryption stronger in iOS 7, resulting in a more vulnerable operating system.
Although the vulnerability exists on a deeply technical level of the iOS 7 platform, the security researcher cautioned that it could be exploited by hackers in the future, and should not be left unfixed by Apple. According to Mandt, he has been contacted by representatives from Apple since making his security concerns public. No direct solution is available from Apple, but the company seems to be taking the necessary moves in order to nip this potentially huge problem in the bud.