iOS 7.0.4 update brings fix to Apple Store purchase vulnerability and FaceTime issues

iOS 7.0.4 update brings fix to Apple Store purchase vulnerability and FaceTime issues

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This week, Apple has released a minor update to software running on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

 

iOS 7.0.4 includes bug fixes, security patches with some software improvements. It is now available for download as an over-the-air (OTA) update as well as via iTunes. Apple has patched a critical security flaw which allowed for purchase from the Apple Store without having to enter a valid password. The vulnerability is assigned as CVE-2013-5193, “A signed-in user may be able to complete a transaction without providing a password when prompted. This issue was addressed by additional enforcement of purchase authorization” said Apple’s security bulletin. With the patch, the aforementioned security check is enforced and will allow Apple Store transactions only if the user provides a valid password.

 

The update also address a major problem on FaceTime video calls, which fails for some users. Apart from that, the device’s internal search engine, Spotlight was re-instilled with the ability to search Google and Wikipedia from the results, which was removed in September when iOS 7 was first released.

 

Apple encourage users to update to the latest version by accessing the device’s Settings, select General, then Software Update.

 

This software update applies to :

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini with Retina
  • iPod touch (4th gen.)
  • iPod touch (5th gen)

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