Apple iOS7 | Security fix for In-App purchases

  • November 18, 2013

If you’re one of the Apple device owners that have recently downloaded the Apple iOS7 update to 7.0.4, you may or may not be aware of the fixes that are included.  ios704-170The Software Update section of the General Settings proudly boasts bug fixes and improvements “including a fix for an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users”.

It has not gone unnoticed that there have been a high volume of patches and fixes for these devices which may on one hand suggest well-written coding standards have been neglected.  On the other hand it may show that Apple are proactively fixing bugs and security flaws to which cause countless annoyances to their users.

One thing that has been included in the latest security patch has been identified as In-App purchases being completed with insufficient authorisation.  Looks like one bad Apple has slipped through the net causing a range of tummy aches amongst it’s users.

iOS7.0.4 security fix

Thankfully the update is only 17MB in size and is currently being rolled out to the following devices;

  • iPhone – iPhone 4 or higher
  • iPad – iPad Mini, iPad 2 and higher
  • iPod Touch – iPod Touch