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Apple Says iPhone Security Fix in the Works

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Aug 5, 2010, 8:37 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Apple has officially acknowledged a security issue in the iOS browser and PDF software which could lead to problems for iPhone owners. "We're aware of this reported issue, we have already developed a fix and it will be available to customers in an upcoming software update," Apple told Cnet. The exploit is being used to help jailbreak and unlock iOS devices such as the iPhone 4, 3GS, and 3G. Though the U.S. government recently said iPhone owners have a right do to this, Apple maintains that jailbreaking an iPhone voids the warranty. Apple didn't say when the software fix would be distributed.

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Aug 5, 2010, 9:55 AM

so the gov says ok for the jail break cust said dont care about warrenty

lol everone is saying ok apple we know it voids the warrenty and gov says ok and they still trying to fix it where people cant do what they want with the device they pay for

way to listen apple
Apple doesn't give a crap about jailbreaking. It's great for them because it excuses them of having to provide warranty support. They do have an obligation to patch exploits in their OS (which is how the phone is often jailbroken)

They don't want...
As much as I hate Apple (and I do!), they are not under any obligation to support jailbreaking/unlocking. The government's ruling simply states that those individuals who are looking to jailbreak/unlock their iPhone, or root their Android phones, or ...

Aug 5, 2010, 10:43 AM

Needs to be fixed

This is a -major- security issue. Glad Apple has a fix, but whoa.

(Ironically, it's an um... Adobe format.)
isnt pdf open source now..? from what I have been hearing, apple is using their own PDF type reader.
True, it's PDF, a file-format originally created by Adobe, but the file-format specification has nothing to do with this particular security hole.

The problem is Apple's own implementation of the PDF reader. Of course, if you have already jailbrok...
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Aug 5, 2010, 5:50 PM


this seems like a good exploit i think. my cousin just jailbroke his iphone 4 like 2 days ago, i wonder if people will still be able to jailbreak using RedSnow
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