Aside from the jailbreak excitement, isn't this a major security hole?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gopherhockey, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. gopherhockey macrumors regular

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    Something that can jailbreak by simply opening something in a browser... doesn't that expose a rather large hole that someone else could exploit to do damage?

    Why isnt' that all over the new today among the Apple haters? I know I have a few 'droid friends asking same.
     
  2. sva macrumors regular

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    That's what I was thinking.

    I remember there was the similar way of jailbreaking with the 2g (I think), and the hole was patched as you jailbroke.

    Don't know if it's the same now?
     
  3. jsquared macrumors 6502

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  4. gopherhockey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good timing... was wondering why this went largely undiscussed since yesterday.

    Fandroids start your engines...
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    No one but the Dev Team and Comex know what actual exploit they are using. They aren't about to release it.
     
  6. yifanlu macrumors member

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    It's not that hard to download the payload PDF and reverse it to find the hole. Hopefully comex obfuscated it.
     

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