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July 31, 2011 / David Bleeker

Apple Leaves iPhone 3G Users In The Lurch

Apple Inc recently fixed a major flaw in its iPhone and iPad tablet operating system which could allow encrypted data to be intercepted by a third party.

However, according to a report published on tech website ZDNet on Friday, the Cupertino, California-based company has left its early adopters in the lurch having discontinued software support for the iPhone 3G.

“Owners of these devices should not use them for any purpose for which security or privacy is required,” Chester Wisniewski of NakedSecurity Blog proposed.

Apple stopped manufacturing the iPhone 3G in June last year, while software support for the handset was shut down in January 2011. Although the company has knowledge about the WiFi security loophole in the iPhone 3G, it has done nothing to sort out the issue, whereas updates for iOS 4.3 (with which the iPhone 3G is not compatible) have been issued. [read more]

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