At last 1,500 iOS apps suffer from serious vulnerability

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At least 1,500 iOS apps that use version 2.5.1 of AFNetworking, an open-source networking framework, leave the user prone to theft of passwords and other sensitive data.

A newer version of the framework has addressed the issue, but not all app developers have updated their apps to incorporate the fixed version. The flawed apps include the likes of Alibaba, Uber, Movies by Flixter, Citrix OpenVoice Audio Conferencing, and New Words With Friends (version 2.7). The firm that discovered the glitch, SourceDNA, has reportedly contacted developers to notify them of potential for disaster lurking in their apps.

SourceDNA has set up a web tool for users to check if their apps are affected.

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