Apple has released an iOS update to patch a vulnerability that enabled attackers to get malicious apps approved for sale in the company's App Store.

"Charlie Miller, who is principal research consultant at security firm Accuvant, was kicked out of the iOS developer program on Tuesday after demonstrating the danger posed by the weakness," writes The Register's Dan Goodin.

"On Thursday, about 48 hours after Miller exposed the threat, Apple said it had closed the security hole in iOS 5.0.1," Goodin writes.

Go to "Apple kills code-signing bug that threatened iPhone users" to read the details.

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