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updated 7/26/2011 5:19:16 PM ET 2011-07-26T21:19:16

Apple has released a software update to fix a flaw in the latest version of iOS, its mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The new software, version 4.3.5, addresses a flaw in the way Apple's software authenticates Secure Sockets Layer data; the mishandling of this commonly used communication protocol could allow an attacker with elevated network privileges to "capture or modify" data, Apple wrote on its support blog.

Apple's software update comes just five days after the company released the previous iOS, version 4.3.4, which was primarily a security fix for a PDF bug exploited by Jailbreakme 3.0, a service that allows iPhone and iPad users to "jailbreak" their devices, a process which allows users to install apps unauthorized by Apple.

Jailbreakme encountered its own problems; on July 11, Jailbreakme's website was flagged — incorrectly, it turned out — as containing malware.

Apple's new iOS 4.3.5 can be downloaded from Apple's website or from iTunes.

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