For end users who want more, and want access to “unofficial” apps, the process of “jailbreaking” has emerged (allowing access to apps not officially approved by Apple).
A new jailbreaking site has emerged called Jailbreakme.com, which, according to security reports, exposes a flaw in the Safari browser on the iPhone. Security researchers are warning that techniques used by the developers of that site could be modified by hackers to compromise Apple devices.
According to a report from the Associated Press, Apple is aware of the issue and working on a fix for the problem.
If you are an Apple iPhone or iPad user, chances are there are published apps (official ones) that will satisfy your needs. “Jailbreaking” effectively break down many of the security mechanisms Apple has built into their operating system, and can even expose your corporate network to security breaches.
Smart phones are getting smarter every day – treat them like you would a computer from a security perspective.
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