iOS and OS X bug lets attackers steal passwords from iCloud Keychain

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Researchers cracked iCloud Keychain and bypassed App Store approval processes.
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What You Need To Know About Today’s Apple Hack

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What Happened?

According to Apple, a “small number” of its employees computers were compromised due to a vulnerability in Java.

How Did It Happen?

It appears that this zero-day exploit is the same one that resulted in a number of Facebook employees having malware installed on their laptops as a result of visiting a mobile developer website that had been compromised: Apple says their employees were infected “through a website for software developers.”