Jailbreaking Your iDevice Could Lead to Malicious Attacks

Jailbreaking Your iDevice Could Lead to Malicious Attacks

Many iPhone and iPad users have resorted to jailbreaking their devices to install apps that have not been approved by the official Apple App Store. The latest jailbreaking method involves connecting the device to a computer and opening up a website to begin the process. The website then exploits a vulnerability in the way that the mobile edition of Safari (the default browser used in the iOS operating system) handles PDF files.

As Apple has yet to patch this vulnerability, users will be at risk if cybercriminals choose to exploit this loophole to install malicious code.

Because Apple has not yet patched this latest vulnerability, iPad and iPhone users could be at risk from hackers if they chose to exploit the same vulnerability to install malicious code.

In a press release from Sophos, Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant, said:

"Cybercriminals would be able to create booby-trapped webpages that could - if visited by an unsuspecting iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad owner - run code on visiting devices without the user's permission."

For more, read here.



All News Categories

News for Past 12 Months

Subscribe to HWZ Here!

Subscribe now to receive latest tech news, articles and promotions straight to your inbox!
By signing up, you indicate that you have read and agreed to the and .

Obsessed with technology?
Subscribe to the latest tech news as well as exciting promotions from us and our partners!
By subscribing, you indicate that you have read & understood the SPH's Privacy Policy and PDPA Statement.