Apple Fixes Security Flaw In iPhone, iPad Software

A hole in the software has been plugged by Apple Inc that runs iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch music players and which could let hackers to take remote control of those devices.

The security flaw came to notice nine days ago as the code was released that Apple customers can use to modify the iOS operating system. It runs those devices through a process known as “jail breaking.”

Through this code, some Apple customers choose to jail break their devices so they can download and run applications that are not approved by Apple. Another key reason behind jail breaking is to use iPhone phones on networks of carriers that are not approved by Apple.

The jailbreaking code has nonetheless exploited vulnerability in iOS that had not previously been divulged.