An iPhone hacker has discovered a new way to unlock Apple's iPhone firmware version 1.1.2 without the need to downgrade to a prior firmware revision and then re-upgrade after unlocking the device. The unlock technique relies on a bug that allows hackers to erase the contents of memory within a range of specific addresses, coupled with a second bug that allows users to copy data before validation occurs.
Remote iPhone Denial of Service vulnerability exploit attacks 16GB iPhones (and 32GB Apple iPod Touch)
Buyers of new 16GB iPhones and 32GB iPod Touch devices should beware: Apple shipped these units without patching a remote Denial of Service vulnerability that was first discovered in iPhone firmware v1.1.2.
Apple on Wednesday released QuickTime 7.4.1, a recommended security update for all users of QuickTime 7.0 running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.4.9 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.3.9 Panther, Windows XP SP2, and Windows Vista.
The software update patches a vulnerability where visiting a malicious website could lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds has suggested that certain aspects of Apple's Mac OS X operating system are "complete and utter crap," in a wide-ranging interview with the Sydney Morning Herald published on Tuesday.
In Melbourne for the linux.conf.au conference last week, Torvalds also criticised Windows Vista and the GPL 3 licence, and argued that mobile devices are "where the market really wants to go."
Apple on Tuesday dropped a patch for iPhoto to plug a “format string vulnerability.”
The iPhoto 7.1.2 update patches CVE-2008-0043. According to Apple’s advisory, a hacker cold lure a user to subscribe to a malicious photocast. From there, an attacker could launch a arbitrary code execution.
The update improves the handling of the format strings and subscription processing to plug the hole.