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Apple fixes PDF exploit via iOS update

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Apple fixes PDF exploit via iOS update
Apple has released a new version of iOS that fixes the PDF exploit so many of us have come to love thanks to the Jailbreakme.com website that’s used for setting your iOS device free.

If you have already used Jailbreak.com to remove the shackles from your iOS device, then consider avoiding this software update unless of course you are unhappy with the performance you are seeing post-jailbreak.

The version of the iOS software that patches the PDF exploit is 4.3.4 for AT&T versions of the iPhone 4 and 4.2.9 for Verizon’s CDMA models. If you want to update your software then just follow the customary process of plugging into your computer and downloading it via iTunes.

According to the description of the new software, it “fixes security vulnerability associated with viewing malicious PDF files.” The software will work for the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, the first and second-gen iPads and the third and fourth-gen iPod touchs.

The cat and mouse game between Apple and the hackers continues. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: Engadget

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posted on 15 Jul 2011, 14:31 1

1. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


good job Apple!

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 16:10 1

2. dze (unregistered)


Apple apple, If you don't want hacker to jailbreak the device put hardware on the phone........ why bother with all this update then it will get jailbreak anyway.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 21:06

4. stealthd (Posts: 956; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Because they're security exploits that could be used to hack the phone.

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 01:59 1

5. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


See Android, THIS is how you fix things. You don't wait forever for the problems to get worse. Apple ROCKS!!!!

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 13:41

6. Futile Attempt (unregistered)


It's still going to get hacked. Common, the jailbreak community has already practically stripped iOS naked. It won't be long before some random genius finds another backdoor somewhere.

If apple wants to totally prevent that. They need to release something totally new both hardware and OS. I mean look at the PS3. Pirates still can't get on it yet ;) Thus they got fed up and start hacking PSN instead XD

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 06:53

7. richk (Posts: 32; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)


ps3 already been hacked thou ages ago?

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