Jailbreakme Exploits Serious Iphone Security Flaw
Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:10 AM
I have never seen a browser exploint that just happen automatically just because you visited a site. It requires at least 1 extra click.
The jailbreak worked, I have no complaints.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:35 AM
I don't know the answer to these questions. While I trust comex and the other jailbreak writers, security through obscurity never works. How long until someone outside that group gets a hold of the hole (e.g., by analyzing the PDF that exploits it) and creates a malicious exploit?
Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:39 AM
So, the result of Apple's insistence on not allowing you to install the software you want on your computer (iPhone, iPad, iPod) is that the devices are less secure.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:42 AM
Besides--it is not difficult at all to create a malicious exploit that directs a user to a Web site and then lures them into clicking on the trigger to initiate the download.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:43 AM
i can't wait for the day when everone stop bashing everyone elses stuff and just lets things be. "I hate ....." is the dumbest statment i have ever heard from anyone.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:47 AM
>> QUADICON posted Tue Aug 03 07:10:28 PDT 2010
>>Its not a security issue. Any browser whether mobile or
>>desktop, is vulnerble.
Not a security issue? Please, if you don't understand technology, don't make comments on it. Misleading and horribly inaccurate statements like this end up causing great harm to inexperienced folks who might believe it. This is a major security issue, and, no, "any browser whether mobile or desktop" is NOT vulnerable.
>> have never seen a browser exploint that just happen
>> automatically just because you visited a site. It
>> requires at least 1 extra click.
Utter nonsense. There are tens of thousands of such exploits. No 'extra click' required. You visit the site, you're cracked. Simple as that.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:03 AM
Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:17 AM
If the Iphone was not so proprietary, Jailbreakme.com would not be neccessary.
I say jailbreak away.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:06 PM
Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:08 PM
It is also not illegal for people to install legally licensed software on their computer, but IT admins should restrict and control that activity as well.
First of all, the fact that the United States Copyright Office ruled that jailbreaking the iPhone is not a violation of copyright or the DMCA doesn't mean that it couldn't violate other laws in some way, and it violates the Apple warranty.
Second of all--even if it were guaranteed not to be illegal, and even if Apple gave jailbreaking its blessing and would continue to provide warranty support--IT admins need to be able to manage the smartphones such as the iPhone within their environment, and they need to be able to meet compliance requirements and protect communications and the data stored on the device. They can't meet those objectives if users are jailbreaking the iPhone and installing a bunch of underground apps without approval.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:49 PM
Not trying to start a flamewar, but in essence, the tool basically notifies an admin if a user patches the vulnerability, so that the admin can revert the patch.