Jailbreak Exploit for iPhone Targets PDF

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.

You may also be interested in...

DHS Expands CDM Approved Product List With McAfee Data Security Solutions - top government contractors - best government contracting event

DHS Expands CDM Approved Product List With McAfee Data Security Solutions

McAfee's device-to-cloud data protection and threat prevention products are now available on the Department of …

GSA Seeks Cloud-Based Audit, Risk Management Tool - top government contractors - best government contracting event

GSA Seeks Cloud-Based Audit, Risk Management Tool

The General Services Administration has issued a request for information on ideas intended for the …

Zscaler Web Gateway Tool Gets FedRAMP Certification; Stephen Kovac Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Zscaler Web Gateway Tool Gets FedRAMP Certification; Stephen Kovac Comments

Zscaler has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for its internet security and …