As I’m sure most Apple lovers are aware, Apple announced the new iPad this week (which they literally just call the “new iPad’).
While the new iPad has nothing directly to do with security, it does deliver a new version of iOS, which fixes 81 security vulnerabilities in the popular mobile operating system. If you own an iPad, iPhone, or iPod you’ll certainly want to grab iOS 5.1 to get these security fixes (assuming your generation “iDevice” can run it).
On top of the new iOS release, Apple also released security updates for iTunes and Apple TV. Below I list all of Apple’s recent security advisories:
If you use any of the affected Apple products, you should follow the links above to learn more about the flaws these updates fix. You can also download all the relevant updates from Apple’s Downloads page, or let Apple’s automatic update software do it for you.
Finally, if you are one of the many people who plan to run out and buy a new iPad, and you plan to use it at work, you should do two things. First, definitely find out what your organization’s policies are on personal mobile devices. Second, spend some time thinking about and researching mobile device security. You can get a quick start on some iPad security tips from these two articles [ 1 / 2 ]. — Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)