Your iDevices and the information they hold are at risk.

A major security flaw, aptly nicknamed “GoTo Fail,” could give hackers access to your Apple devices -- iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and Mac laptops and desktop computers included. 

If you haven’t already installed the security patches on your devices, you’re leaving them wide open to cyber criminals who could access virtually everything on them that’s linked to an Apple app (Calendar, Mail, Safari, FaceTime, etc.), and even third-party apps that rely on Apple’s SSL encryption (Twitter, Facebook, banking apps, etc.).

To install Apple’s iOS security patch on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch:
1. From your device’s home screen, select Settings.  

2. Select General.

3. Select Software Update. At this point you should see a message about iOS 7.0.6, noting that the “security update provides a fix for SSL connection verification.” (A patch for the Apple iPhone 3GS and fourth-generation Apple iPod touch is available via iOS 6.1.6 update.)

4. Select Download and Install. 

To install the Apple’s OS X security patch on your Mac laptop or Mac desktop computer: 

1. Go the main Apple menu on your desktop.

2. Select Software Update. Doing so will launch the Apple App Store.

3. Select the OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. security update. Click Update.  (Security patches for older Mac operating systems, including Lion and Mountain Lion are also available.)

4. To finish the installation and restart your computer.

Article adapted from http://www.entrepreneur.com/