iphone jailbreakers at risk of attacks

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by rnystery, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. rnystery macrumors member

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-2...security-warning-after-ios-jailbreak-release/

    germany says the jailbreak could leave u in danger?


    AND NEW SOFTWARE UPDATE?
    "Apple takes security very seriously. We're aware of this reported issue and are developing a fix that will be available to customers in an upcoming software update," Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller said in a phone interview. She could not provide a time frame for the fix. Meanwhile, Apple discourages customers from jailbreaking their devices because it voids the warranty.

    Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-2...ng-after-ios-jailbreak-release/#ixzz1RMvwwlek
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Actually, jailbreaking is currently the only way to prevent attacks like that.
     
  3. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    The PDF exploit is how a lot of jailbreaking has been done.

    They're just trying to scare people out of jailbreaking, I wouldn't read too far into any of that garbage. :p
     
  4. Epic Orange macrumors member

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    In theory, you are right. However, the jailbreak at first gets injected through this PDF exploit. This is not good for everyone overall because people, jailbroken or not, will have the vulnerability to this and get malware. In reality, jailbreaking is a "geek" fix. On a world scale, including geeks and non-geeks alike, a software fix from Apple is the way to prevent attacks like this.

    QUOTE FROM CNET ARTICLE: "While, the tool gives iOS device users the freedom to run any application they want, including software not sanctioned by Apple, it could also be modified and used to deliver malware to iOS devices, and not just jailbroken ones.

    After the tool was released, Germany's IT agency issued a statement warning of "critical weaknesses" in iOS that could provide attackers unrestricted access to a device if a malicious PDF is clicked on, according to The Associated Press."
     
  5. rnystery thread starter macrumors member

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    which means he can modify it anytime and we could be attacked
     
  6. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Yawn.

    http://www.jailbreakme.com//#moreinfo

    Read the last section. This is all known stuff.

    And for those wondering, the patch that protects the JB community from this exploit is already in Cydia. Search on PDF Patcher 2.
     
  7. Epic Orange macrumors member

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    Like I said, it is easy for jailbreakers. However, for non-techy people, you cannot possibly expect them to have their iOS devices jailbroken, which is why exploits like these need to be covered up by Apple.
     
  8. Epic Orange macrumors member

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    Exactly...
     
  9. Epic Orange macrumors member

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    Correction... This is what happens when Apple finally shuts down jailbreaking FOREVER!!! Saurik and the whole Dev-Team will have to blow up all their equipment, which is why there is an apocalypse in 2012, because it is the year of Apple. LOL Jokes.
     
  10. labman macrumors 604

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    both of you should unjailbreak now! ;) change your SSH password in OPENSSH avoid cracked apps and in 3 years I have never had a problem. Also lets not forget those malicious Apps ansd info collectors found the Apples App store. Some Cydia apps help protect that. Also if you don't understand the rish best to avoid.
     
  11. rnystery thread starter macrumors member

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    so how do i change my password on ssh o.o
     
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