Apple issues iPhone patch to combat security problem

Apple (AAPL) has issued a software patch for its iPhone, which the company said is available now on iTunes. The fix comes after a potential hack into cell phones was described at a security conference Thursday.

"This morning, less than 24-hours after the demonstration of this exploit, we've issued free software that eliminates the vulnerability from the iPhone," Apple spokesman Tom Neumayer told DailyFinance.

Those who have not downloaded Apple's iPhone operating system update, will still be vulnerable to a potential attack. The fix from Apple comes a day earlier than expected.