Following the recent ruling by the Library of Congress’ Patent Office, an app called JailbreakMe 2.0 has become available that enables users to jailbreak the iPhone and iPod touch. The app uses a PDF exploit for approximately 20 different combinations of hardware and software, according to security researchers at F-Secure.
Charlie Miller of Independent Security Evaluators said via Twitter: “Starting to get a handle on jailbreakme.com exploit. Very beautiful work. Scary how it totally defeats apple’s security architecture.”
The PDF files appear to crash Adobe Reader and Foxit, according to F-Secure.
“While these files are not being used maliciously, an exploit is an exploit, and we’ll add detections until we know more about the vulnerability,” the researchers write.