Apple prepares iPad patch, as Adobe updates Shockwave and ColdFusion

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WiFi connection problems cited.

Apple has confirmed that it will issue a software patch to resolve ongoing issues with WiFi connectivity on the iPad.

There were concerns raised about the iPad's capability to connect to WiFi networks with claims that hundreds of iPad owners in the United States have complained about weak WiFi signals and dropped connections, and that the iPad sometimes refuses to automatically rejoin authorised networks.

Apple has responded by saying that the problems affected "a very small number of iPad users", but has pledged to issue a software update to deal with the problem, although a release date has not yet been given.

In the meantime users have been directed to an updated support article which suggests that iPad users who are experiencing WiFi issues update the firmware on their router, switch to WPA or WPA2 encryption, or try renewing their IP address.

Adobe has also issued patches for its Shockwave and ColdFusion applications. Critical vulnerabilities were identified in Adobe Shockwave Player and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems and could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities, to run malicious code on the affected system.

The vulnerability in ColdFusion was rated as ‘important' and was identified in versions 8.0, 8.0.1, 9.0 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX. It said that the vulnerabilities could lead to cross-site scripting and information disclosure.

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