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Canít upgrade to iOS 8? Beware bugs in the system


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 05:12 PM

 

The issue, also confirmed by Apple, is fixed in iOS 8, which was released on Sept. 17. The company pulled a patch released about a week later, iOS 8.0.2, due to widespread Touch ID and cellular issuescaused by the software update. Yet, users can still get the security benefits of the move to iOS 8 by installing the original update.

For the many users of older Apple iPhones, such as the iPhone 4, which cannot upgrade to iOS 8, a patch is unlikely to be forthcoming, security experts said.

While the exploit allows an attacker to run code on the compromised device, they may only be able to run legitimate applications, a restriction imposed on all but jailbroken phones.

Can’t upgrade to iOS 8? Beware bugs in the system

 

Might be time to upgrade my IPhone 3, Or maybe not mine isnt jailbroken.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 01:43 AM

They make jailbreaks seem terrible! This isn't the case, actually generally your device is safer when jailbroken.

 

See this case here where jailbroken devices had an exploit fixed much faster than Apple's original release. The jailbroken community is just that, a community. They care for their members, their devices, and most importantly their security. From exploit fixes to firewalls, jailbreaking a device can in fact increase the security.

 

This being said, with great power comes great responsibility. A user can seriously cripple their device if being overly careless, so it's definitely not for everyone. However, mistakes like these are rare and take great error on the user's part to occur.


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