With iOS 10.1, Apple patches the executable JPEG and PDF exploit that lets hackers in


Good news, iPhone and iPad lovers - with the newest iOS 10.1 release, Apple has seemingly plugged the hole that allowed hackers to plunder iOS devices by just showing altered JPEG or PDF files. The only thing require from the user used to be viewing such a JPEG or PDF attachment in an email, message, or on a website. After that the hacker was able to run bad code on the device, and gain access to your device.

No more, though, as Apple has patched the exploit in the latest iOS 10.1 version, so that it is pushing users towards as fast an adoption of the update as possible. So, don't mess around with it, just update your iPhone and iPad, as, besides heightened security, you will be getting a plethora of new features to play around with.

source: Hacker News

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4 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1557; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I didn't even know this was possible......I don't get why there's so much scum on this earth. I can just imagine this over weight f**k sitting in his moms basement thinking of a new way to hack and steal people's info. I can't stand theft, I once beat the living s**t out of one guy in college for stealing my LG VOYAGER, remember that phone? It used to be called the iPhone Killer! Lol.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well tbh it's kinda cool that some guys still find holes in the systems that are made by one of best programmers in the world. I don't approve it but just appreciate the effort

4. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

What i find funny is a similar exploit exist on android and ALL tech news website spoken about it openly. Apple lover was making fun of android user for thats as well. But SAME security hole existed on apple device for YEARS. love the double standard.

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I would put a beat down on a theft that would make Negan cringe. No reason for that crap.

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