Apple released this Friday, July 15, an update to close the security hole that could be found in the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Discovered in July, this flaw was likely to be exploited to collect personal data, had been discovered at the beginning of July. It concerns the management of .pdf files: opening a file containing malicious code can allow a hacker to gain access to a lot of confidential information, including passwords, bank details, e-mail content or the user's SMS.
A similar situation was experienced last year.
The same type of flaw was discovered in 2010, and used by Jailbreakme.com, a service offering to “jailbreak” (unlock) the iDevices of the firm with the apple brand.
The new update to Apple’s system also aims to prevent iDevices jailbreaking. But developers and hackers did not take long to react and already offer a new version of their program, allowing to partially circumvent the new measures of the Cupertino company.
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