Apple iOS 5.1.1 Released to Address Security Issues
Apple's latest update for its mobile devices, iOS 5.1.1, is released to fix annoying bugs and some serious security issues.Apple released the latest update to its iOS software for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to fix bugs and repair security issues. The iOS 5.1.1 addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks and fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances, as well as security issues concerning Apple's Safari browser. The update can be downloaded via Apples Website, iTunes or over the air on compatible devices, and takes up about 50MB of space on the device. The update also contained a camera improvement, boosting the reliability of using the high dynamic range, or HDR, option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut, and fixes an issue where the "unable to purchase" alert could be displayed after a successful purchase. In addition to the bug fixes, the update also patches some serious security vulnerabilities, including a number of patches in the WebKit rendering engine, such as a memory-corruption issue. The patch also fixed a security issue in Safari, which uses WebKit.
In a recent interview with Computer Business Review, Kaspersky Labs founder Eugene Kaspersky said Apple is at least a decade behind Microsoft when it comes to dealing with malware attacks and security, and pointed to the recent Flashback attack on Macs as evidence of the problems facing the company. Kaspersky said that as Apple systems become more popular with consumers and businesses alike, the company will draw more attention from cyber-criminals, and the attacks will become more sophisticated, as was seen with Flashback.