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iOS 4.3.4 Prevents Hacking and Jailbreaking 281

Posted by samzenpus
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Mightee writes "Apple has released a software update to iOS, version 4.3.4, for the iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 2, 1, and iPod Touch. The main objective of this version is to prevent the hacking in Apple iOS devices which occurs through malicious PDF files. Another objective is to prevent the jailbreaking which occurs as a consequence of the previous effect. In previous versions, the iOS device is easily vulnerable to attacks. It happens because of mishandling of fonts embedded in the PDF file. Sometimes a downloaded PDF may be malicious, and there is a possibility that the file could inject malware into the iOS device, which gives a chance for the hackers to access the hardware of the iOS device."
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iOS 4.3.4 Prevents Hacking and Jailbreaking

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  • by node 3 (115640) on Monday July 18, 2011 @12:11AM (#36796958)

    like all those Blackberry and some Android devices?
    Sure, not like I own one of those either.

    I love it when people conveniently forget the other guilty parties when engaging in AppleHate(tm)

    Apple is the biggest pusher of every concept that's ever been criticized on Slashdot. They're simply the easiest example, so stop whining.

    No, the problem is Slashdot goes full retard with regards to Apple. "Steve Jobs wants to control you", "if you jailbreak, you live in fear or going to jail", "iPad is just a toy, and will fail", "Android is beating iOS", "*Apple* has a secret kill switch that you must fear" (although so does Google, and unlike Apple, Google has actually *used* theirs, man times!), "Apple is anti-consumer" (reality: The consumer is Apple's customer, and the consumer is Google's product), "Apple is going to turn you in for piracy if you use iCloud".

    No, the problem isn't that Apple is the "biggest pusher of every concept that's ever been criticized on Slashdot" (like, open source software? Open standards?), nor is the problem that "they're simply the easiest example". The problem is that Slashdot nerds are extremely simplistic. If you do *one thing* they don't like, you're evil, no appeal go directly to the 'we hate you' category.

  • by anethema (99553) on Monday July 18, 2011 @02:07AM (#36797342) Homepage
    You know what is funny? The person who wrote the jailbreak (comex) also put a patch for the PDF flaw in the jailbroken debian APT system for the phone.

    The funny part is since iPhone 3G's and earlier iPod touches don't get firmware updates anymore, being jailbroken is the ONLY way to be free of this flaw in those earlier devices.
  • by Anubis IV (1279820) on Monday July 18, 2011 @02:56AM (#36797502)

    going back to that Apple that would overheat because Steve hated the sound of fans.

    The G4 Cube only overheated if you covered the vents. Admittedly, putting the only vents on the top of the computer, which was a flat and a seemingly prime spot to set something down, was a minor oversight on their part. And by minor, I mean the opposite.

    Still, that particular mistake is not as bad as when Microsoft forgot that people have carpet in their homes, which led to the original line of Xbox consoles having unexpected errors and shutdowns as a result of overheating whenever the power brick was placed directly on carpet. Really though, Apple's error with that particular model was the exorbitant price for the specs it offered. It really was a case of them charging a premium for no reason other than design, and the Cube was a flop because of it. They finally got the price, design, and specs to a better place later on, however, which is where the Mac mini came from, and Microsoft was quick to handle the power brick issue, so at least they've both learned from their mistakes.

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