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Apple Issues Security Update for iOS

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Jul 15, 2011, 2:13 PM   by Rich Brome

Apple today released an update to its iOS software for iPhones, iPads, and iPods that fixes a potentially serious security issue. In doing so, it also removes an easy way for users to "jailbreak" their Apple devices merely by visiting a special web page. While the issue made jail-breaking easy, it made it just as easy for those with malicious intent to create trick web pages that would install viruses or other bad software on iOS devices. The updated iOS - version 4.3.4 - is available now via iTunes.

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Jul 15, 2011, 2:29 PM

Stubbornness is so annoying...

Apple is so stubborn to block jailbreaking that it constantly leads to these issues.

People seek out ways to jailbreak their device (the easier the better). Then, malicious people come in after vulnerabilities are known and do bad things. I'm not saying there won't ever be any malicious people out there discovering security holes, but when you have people seeking out security holes merely for the fact of jailbreaking a device it's just more resources looking that would not normally look!

Cat and mouse guys, cat and mouse. A new (and easy) way will be out within a week. Geez.
From Apple's perspective, jailbreaking is all about the money. They make tons of cash on apps sold through the App Store, and, since jailbroken phones don't have to use it, they lose that exclusive source of revenue. At that point, anyone--Amazon, f...
Actually, from the people that do the jailbreaks have said that new jailbreaks will be a bit more complicated as they closed one of the holes that they have used. They will still find a way, but it will take some time.
The hole that they just patche...
Jailbreaking is possible due to SECURITY EXPLOITS. If you can go to a website to jailbreak your phone, a hacker could set up a website to hack your phone. That's why Apple plugs these holes. Now of course we do know Apple is no fan of Jailbreaking, th...
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