Phones & Pads Have Critical Security Weaknesses...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by maclaptop, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. maclaptop macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2011
    Western Hemisphere
    An Excerpt:

    BERLIN -- Germany's IT security agency says the software running Apple's iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch has "critical weaknesses."

    The Federal Office for Information Security said Wednesday that clicking on an infected PDF file "is sufficient to infect the mobile device with malware without the user's knowledge" on several versions of Apple's iOS operating system.

    It says the same could occur when opening a website that carries an infected PDF file, possibly opening the device to criminals spying on passwords, planners, photos, text messages, e-mails and even listen in on phone conversations.

    The agency says Apple Inc. has not yet offered a patch to fix the problem.

    Apple Germany spokesman Georg Albrecht told The Associated Press he was aware of the warning, adding that Apple would not comment on it.
  2. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    Wow that sucks. Gotta be extra careful now too jut in case.
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    This has been posted many times already. Please use the search function before posting next time.
  4. alectheking macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2010
    Big deal, they are just talking about jailbreakme 3.0. Apple will probably release another 4.X.X update ASAP.
  5. Msmit71 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    The exploit (Used in Jailbreakme 3.0 to jailbreak iPads and iPhones) was released YESTERDAY. EVERY security system has flaws, it's not breaking news. Unlike Android, which has dozens of viruses which are common and easy to get (Only 4 known iOS viruses exist, all of which are rare and limited to jailbroken devices), iOS devices are incredibly secure. Jailbroken users can patch this hole, and Apple will likely release 4.3.4 to fix it soon. Please, you are blowing this out of proportion when it's not a big deal, as thousands of Android devices are infected by REAL viruses, when this isn't even harming people.

    People always freak out about Safari jailbreaks because they have the POTENTIAL to be used maliciously. Guess what, they have been around for years, and there isn't a single documented malicious use of them.
  6. RafaelT macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2010
    Lakeland, FL
    Old news, it was found yesterday and will be patched shortly.

    And I like how it makes it sound like "Germany's IT security agency" was the ones to discover this.

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