[HOW TO] Stop Worrying About the JailbreakMe Exploit

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Mystikal, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    1) Open Cydia
    2) Download this package
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    Now, when you open a PDF, it will ask you to either Load or Cancel it. This is what will happen: (http://twitter.com/cdevwill/status/20131127970)

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    (picture taken from cdevwill's twitter account.
     
  2. boshii macrumors 68040

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  3. Mystikal thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    So if you're getting the malicious PDF, they can't take over the whole phone. Plus once you jailbroke it, it doesn't matter whether you close the exploit... and you can uninstall the "fix" too if you so wish
     
  5. iphonedude123 macrumors member

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    THIS DOESN'T PATCH THE EXPLOIT. It just warns you when opening a PDF.

    Change the title.
     
  6. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    You are indeed confused. The exploit opens up door for malicious websites to take over your phone.
     
  7. thep33t macrumors regular

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    is it a fix?

    no.


    Is it a patch to stop a webpage from automatically redirecting you to a infected PDF w/o your knowledge? YES
     
  8. Mystikal thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Changed cause I had a revelation in the shower.
     
  9. thep33t macrumors regular

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    I thought your old title was fine...
     
  10. iphonedude123 macrumors member

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    clearly you have absolutely no idea what the word patch means.
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Well then. Why don't you explain what a patch is?
     
  12. Mystikal thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah but it wasnt a patch. This is just a window that pops up:

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  13. thep33t macrumors regular

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    For security patches, I have always gone by the idea that it needs to either fix, or mitigate the threat. This one does not fix it, but rather just mitigates the threat by making you aware that you are opening a pdf.

    But then again, what do I know? I must not be as knowledgeable as you...
     
  14. gaspony macrumors newbie

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    Has anybody done the PDF Fix under the Elpelle6 repository. Would this actually fix the security breach?
     
  15. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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  16. doolin.nc macrumors member

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    Don't waste your time. The dev team already said it was more than just PDFs. You could do that exploit with other document formats as well...and now it's more likely to happen because, obviously, "hackers" probably know that by now.
     

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