Apple fixes the Heartbleed security bug in its Wi-Fi routers

The furor surrounding the Heartbleed security bug seems to be dying down slowly but surely, but this does not mean that it no longer poses a threat to computer users everywhere. Apple has more or less managed to evade the Heartbleed security flaw for quite some time now, but this does not mean that their products are 100% immune. In fact, Apple has just issued an update to their latest AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Wi-Fi routers in order to fix a Heartbleed-related vulnerability.

Apple has largely avoided the wrath of the Heartbleed security flaw, but it now appears that the company’s products aren’t completely immune. The crew in Cupertino just updated its most recent AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule WiFi routers to fix a Heartbleed-related vulnerability that surfaces when you’re either using Back to My Mac remote access or sending diagnostics. While the flaw won’t let evildoers steal your credentials, they could launch man-in-the-middle attacks that grant access to login pages on both the router and your computers — more than a little dangerous, we’d say. You don’t have to worry if you’re still hanging on to an older AirPort, but everyone using Apple’s latest networking gear will want to patch up as soon as possible.

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