iPhone iOS 4 Fixes 65 Security Flaws

The release of Apple's new iOS 4 operating system has fixed over 65 security vulnerabilities present in earlier software for the company's iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

The new OS, which was released on Monday at 1:00 pm EST, also brings a number of new features to the iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod Touch.

Computer World reports that 35 security updates included in the new software address issues relating to 'arbitrary code execution', which could allow hackers to gain remote control of an infected iPhone or iPod Touch device.

The majority of the vulnerabilities stemmed from WebKit, the open-source engine that powers Apple's Safari web browser on mobile devices.

Earlier versions of the iPhone and iPod Touch devices, as well as the recently launched iPad - which won't be running iOS 4 until later this year - may still be vulnerable to some or all of the vulnerabilities.

Apple has promised to release iOS 4 for the iPad around September or October.