Apple on Thursday fixed scores of vulnerabilities in OS X, iOS, Safari, iTunes, and even the company’s smart watch operating system, watchOS. Chief among the fixes was a patch for two issues the Pangu Team was using to jailbreak iOS devices.
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Proof-of-concept mobile malware logs keystrokes and captures screen-grabs on jailbroken iOS and Android devices in order to steal online log-in credentials and other sensitive information from targeted devices.
On Friday, Jay Freeman announced on Twitter that he exploited a known vulnerability and subsequently achieved root access to his developer-model of Google Glass – Google’s highly anticipated, wearable, head-mounted computer.
A researcher looking for a way to jailbreak locked down Motorola Android devices found a loophole in hardware-embedded security system to do just that.
Over the weekend, a pair of hackers successfully installed Apple’s previously iPhone 4S-exclusive voice assistant service, Siri, onto an iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod Touch. The hack works on jailbroken iOS devices.
As the now famous iOS hacker best known as “Comex,” Nicholas Allegra was more than willing to weigh in on the vulnerabilities of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. But now that he has accepted a position as an intern at Apple, Comex said his jailbreaking days are over.
It wasn’t long ago – just a month in fact – that Apple’s iOS mobile operating system was being called the ‘Most secure’ OS. Period.’ A few weeks later, and the security of that OS has fallen (again) to the talents of Comex, an as-yet-unnamed mobile device hacker whose work is attracting kudos from some of the world’s top hackers, vulnerability researchers and exploit writers.
Does jailbreaking your mobile phone make it less secure? Kaspersky Lab Director of Global Research and Analysis Costin Raiu offers his thoughts in this exclusive video Q&A with Threatpost Editor Ryan Naraine.