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Daily Dose - JailbreakMe Paints a Target for iPhone Hackers

08.06.2010
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Security analysts from F-Secure.com are concerned about the JailbreakMe.com exploit that allows the site to jailbreak iPhones and iPads.  In an easily understandable Q&A they answered questions about this vulnerability and the risks it poses to every iPhone user, not just jailbroken phones.  Any malicious PDF file could potentially exploit this vulnerability.  F-Secure analysts say they expect to see an iPhone worm spreading through this vulnerability within the next week or so.  Their advice is to be careful about viewing PDFs, and if you're willing to jailbreak your phone, you can install an app that warns you when a web page tries to load a PDF, adding an extra layer of security.  Ironic, isn't it?  F-Secure seemed to imply that they would like to make antivirus software for the iPhone, but can't without Apple's approval.  

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Intel is Getting Into the Smartphone Game

With its dominance in the PC market, Intel is looking to compete with the big dogs in mobile hardware, like Qualcomm and Texas Instruments.  Intel is noticeably absent from one of the most lucrative mobile lines - the iPhone and iPad.  As a result, they are trying to acquire Infineon's wireless unit in order to start adding 3G, WiFi, and GPS capabilities to Intel chips.

Cloud Music Service Quietly Launched by Apple
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IPV4 vs IPV6
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