Daily Archives: August 4, 2010

Joseph Menn

It hasn’t been a good couple of weeks for Apple on the security front.

In the latest bit of bad news, a flaw in the way that iPhones and other devices running iOS show Adobe and other PDF files is allowing Websites that display specially crafted PDFs to take control of the gadgets.

So far, the best-known site using the technique, called jailbreakme, is only acting as a public service: iPhone owners who visit and click a button can free their phones from AT&T’s network and to install applications that aren’t sanctioned by Apple. Read more