Apple admits security flaw, releases update

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CHARLOTTE —

Apple is now admitting to a major flaw that could expose user information.

The company says users need to update their products immediately. They say this flaw could allow email and passwords to be intercepted from millions of iPhones.

The security bug can let hackers get into your phone and steal any sensitive information you have stored on it or shared through it, like credit card numbers.

The hackers can then change passwords, locking users out of their accounts.

The company released a patch to fix the flaw. Local hacking expert Gregory Richardson said the bug impacts more than just your phone.

“What’s not being spoken a lot is the same bug exists on Apple computers also. There has been no patch for the Apple computers at all yet, it is a major, major, major flaw,” Richardson said.

Apple says it is working on a fix for computers, and that most iPhones, iPods, and iPads should update automatically. It is unlikely anyone’s information has actually been breached.