Apple Confirms PDF Hacker Hole in iPad, Says a Fix is On the Way
CNET's Circuit Breaker blog is reporting that an Apple spokeswoman has confirmed the existence of the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch security hole that was revealed earlier this week, whereby your device could be infected with malicious code should you be unlucky enough to download an infected PDF. As CNET says, the flaw was such a potentially serious one that even the German government issued an official warning to its citizens.
According to CNET, the Apple spokeswoman issued the following statement:
The spokeswoman did not give any indication as to when the update might be made available, so until it arrives, all iPad users and all iPhone and iPod touch users running iOS 4 should try and avoid downloading any PDFs, or at least take great care when doing so.
"We're aware of this reported issue, we have already developed a fix and it will be available to customers in an upcoming software update."