This is a discussion on Security Warning! Both Jailbroken and Non Jailbroken devices.. within the iPad Hacking forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by MikesTooLz Originally Posted by DawgBone I hate to say it... but it's only getting access through the known root credentials... The jailbreak ...
Last edited by DawgBone; 08-05-2010 at 11:05 PM.
@DawgBone: I completely agree with Mike. Do you know what an exploit means? Do you think viruses brute-force your OS-password? No.
Maybe this makes things more clear to you:
Exploit (computer security) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is nothing about any password in the JB procedure...
Maybe they get access to a part of the memory by an buffer overflow where they can inject code which is executed. Same thing with the Wii and the Twilight Hack:
Twilight hack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If i'm reading the description of this exploit correctly, it requires two things.
1. An infected PDF
2. Opening the PDF in safari
My question is how do i disable safari handling PDFs on the iPad. Frankly i don't want it doing so anyway.
The second is if your PDFs are coming from legitimate sources where's the concern?
Thirdly, why is the browser even allowed to download anything without your acceptance?
There are two culprits here. Adobe for having such a blatant hole and Apple for removing control of what your browser does to handle file types.
When i originally wrote this i didn't realize that the true culprit was a flaw in one of the Adobe dlls related to handling true type fonts. And apparently the hole has been around for a long time.
Last edited by Khamin; 08-07-2010 at 03:42 PM.
Back to the original topic of this topic.....
I have a Magazine app and it is having the same problem as the iBook problem...asking for permission to allow for access to PDF. I am hoping that there will be a way to tell the app the iBook and my magazine app does not need the 'checking'.
I already uninstalled this app as one of the primary reasons ai got an iPad was to have a portable solution for reading documents.
I have several PDF readers installed on my iPad some of which allow annotation of the original source.
Whevenever i try to load PDFs in any of them I get several popups warning against loading the document.
Needless to say,that is not at all a useable solution form me.
For the time being I'm relying on the fact that my PDFs are from clean sources.
Unless there is a way to constraining the warnings to browsers it is of no use to me.
Last edited by Khamin; 08-07-2010 at 03:43 PM. Reason: New information