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Sunday, August 8, 2010

iPhone and iPad ’jailbreak’ site could lead to an increase in security problems, warns anti-virus company

A website called jailbreakme.com that lets iPhone and iPad users ‘jailbreak’ their devices also introduces the opportunity for security risks, according to F-Secure.com.

Although the site itself can successfully unlock iPhones and iPads, the process it uses – exploiting a flaw in Apple’s own iOS PDF reader – could be adapted for use within malicious PDF files. F-Secure describes the site’s actions as “irresponsible” and warns that a malicious PDF file could introduce a worm that “could do anything you can do on your phone, and more”.

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1 comments on article "iPhone and iPad 'jailbreak' site could lead to an increase in security problems, warns anti-virus company"

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Mark

8/12/2010 7:26 AM

Now fixed, thanks to iOS 4.0.2 support.apple.com/kb/HT4291

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