The software Ford is getting from Blackberry is not what they wrote for the phones. QNX is a product with a long track record that Blackberry bought several years back. When Blackberry finally dies QNX will be one of the assets they sell off to pay the bills.
Apple SSL implementation is flawed and allows an attacker to intercept ALL encrypted (HTTPS) communication. Every iOS Apps are vulnerables (Safari, Facebook, Google+, Mail...) . On OSX and Safari and many other apps are also affected. Chrome is not affected on OSX.
Please it is very important that you upgrade now as this vulnerability has been made public last night. In particular DO NOT connect to a public WiFi with an unpatched device.
To test if your device is vulnerable you can use the public website: https://gotofail.com
Help spread the word by re-sharing or +1 this post to ensure everyone promptly patch their devices.
For those interested in the technical details:
Apple cryptic patch notes http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6147 After refers to a bug introduced in libsecurity_ssl which is the SSL library used by Apple (http://opensource.apple.com/source/Security/Security-55471/libsecurity_ssl/lib/sslKeyExchange.c). This bug lead the SSL library to not check properly the hostname associated with a
given SSL cert which allows an attacker to easily snoop on any HTTPS site.
Looking at the code posted by in his ImperialViolet blog makes me think this bug was introduced by a code merge. As Langley pointed out, good code reviews have a high chance of spotting this sort of bug. However, it is not uncommon to see code reviewed on a development branch and then merged into the main branch after the review. It is all too easy for a "simple" merge to contain this sort of duplicated line of code. Code reviews that not made on the branch to be delivered are automatically suspect.
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