Apple has released iOS security updates that plug a vulnerability that's been used to jailbreak devices. Before the howls of protest start, remember that such vulnerabilities can also be used for evil.
Original iPhone hardware hacker, George Hotz or “Geohot”, has beaten the iPhone Dev Team to an iOS 4.1 jailbreak called Limera1n, giving users to wish to jailbreak their iPad (on iOS 3.2.2), iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4th Gen or the iPod Touch 3rd Gen that ability again, after iOS 4.1 initially took it away, with Geohot promising the jailbreak should work with the upcoming iOS 4.2 and future
Security solutions provider BeyondTrust launched Retina CS 3.5, the latest version of its vulnerability and compliance management platform, which now extends support to managed service providers (MSPs), and also rolled out PowerBroker Mobile, a mobile device management (MDM) platform that integrates context-aware management with vulnerability and patch information.
PowerBroker Mobile, which suppor
Although it can be hard to remember in an age where phishing schemes and server attacks fill headlines in the IT world, one of the greatest threats against PCs and mobile devices still comes in the form of good, old-fashioned theft.
The wait for an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 is finally over, with French hacker Pod2G and the Dev Team hackers releasing a jailbreak tool called “Absinthe”, which is indeed a form of “greenpois0n”.