On Wednesday, a German site reported about a serious flaw in iOS that if left unfixed, could leave the operating system vulnerable to malware without the user’s knowledge. The issue is due to the way iOS handles PDF files – even those that are infected. Read up more about the security hole here. Fortunately it has been reported that Apple has learnt about the issue and is working on a fix to solve the problem. The fix/update should be due out in a week or two.
Because this is the same weakness in iOS that the JailbreakMe.com website exploits to jailbreak users’ phones, it looks like the website will soon be rendered useless for users who update their iOS devices. It looks like the folks behind the jailbreaking service will have to find a new way around the security if they intend of keeping it around.
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