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Apple Creates Updates After Software Vulnerability

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- If you're one of the millions of people who own any Apple products, the electronics giant says your personal information may be at risk to hackers.

A major software flaw could allow hackers to intercept and tamper with your email. Apple says if you have the iPhone 4 or a later model, the iPod touch or the iPad 2, 3, or air you're likely vulnerable to these security risks.

The risk comes from a problem with encrypted data sent from a device over a wireless connection, so if you're in a coffee shop or bookstore hackers can capture Facebook messages, emails and even credit card information.

Since this announcement, Apple has released software patches and updates for its operating system.

Apple would not comment about when it learned of the security flaws but recommends that all Apple users get up to date software.

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