A group of developers has released a new untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5.1.1. The hack allows users to run unsigned apps on their devices, something that Apple doesn’t like so much.
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The FBI Cyber Division has sent a warning to some of the world’s top corporations about a coordinated campaign of denial of service attacks and hacking, scheduled for Friday, May 25.
After banning the word “jailbreak” from its app store and music library, Apple today reversed course and again permits the term – slang for hacking into a device to download unauthorized content — to appear on iTunes and its App Store.
On Thursday bloggers noticed Apple had censored the word, using the Thin Lizzy album “Jailbreak” as an example. For awhile, the title was listed as “J******k” in Apple’s music library, at least its U.S. version. In other instances, digital content continued to bear the full name Jailbreak.
Apple continued its recent parade of patches by releasing an update for Quicktime yesterday, fixing 17 different security vulnerabilities, several which could lead to remote code execution.
Apple finally pushed out a patch yesterday for users of its older operating system, 10.5 Leopard, protecting them from the much-discussed Flashback Trojan.
Apple released security updates yesterday that fix various vulnerabilities in Mac OS X and the Safari browser.
Apple has patched several serious security bugs in iOS with the release of version 5.1.1 of the mobile operating system. The most serious of the security vulnerabilities could be used for remote code execution.
Search giant Google is in negotiations with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the size of a fine it will pay. This, after the company was found in breach of privacy controls in Apple’s Safari browser earlier this year.
There’s a serious weakness in certain versions of Apple OS X that causes the operating system to store users’ login credentials for the FileVault encrypted storage in plaintext. The bug, which is found in older versions of FileVault present on OS X Lion 10.7.3 systems, enables anyone with admin access to the machine to get the login password for the FileVault system. The flaw also can be exploited when a machine is in FireWire disk mode and accessible to another computer.
Just fewer than 10 percent of websites serve some sort of malicious purpose, with an additional nine percent of sites being characterized as “suspicious” by Zscaler in a new research report.