At the moment, there's a security bug that affects all iOS 4 devices and the iPad that allows hackers to gain total control over your device. It's a lot like the Mobile Safari one-click jailbreak we posted about yesterday, only a lot less friendly. The device owner just has to visit a web page and load a PDF.
The company announced today that their free U.S. mobile-banking app contains a security flaw and wanted customers to upgrade to a newer version that would contain a fix. So if you're a Citi customer and have their app, you might want to mosey over to the 'ol App Updater.
If customers aren't on fire after todays iPhone 4 pre-ordering fiasco this just might light them up. Gizmodo is reporting that todays "iPhonecalypse" is due to what an AT&T insider says was caused by "a major fraud update that went wrong. " The result: exposure of an unknown number of users' private AT&T information.
Over the past few weeks, an AT&T security breach has been exposed on over 114,000 3G iPads. Goatse Security, the Hacker group that performed the atrocity, bragged about it to the Gawker network. The group apparently tinkered with an AT&T website-side script that would send them the e-mail addresses associated with the ICC-IDS of the SIM cards located in the iPads. The group then managed to collect a large number of personal information, including some high profile accounts like that of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
We don't want to talk about it, but let's face it – dad spends a lot of time in the bathroom with the iPad. If only there were some way to know what he was up to. Wait, wait, let us finish before you start wretching.
When it comes to security, Apple users have had it very easy for a long
time. While their Windows peers have struggled with viruses, malware,
and trojans, the biggest security worry Apple users have faced is the
(largely apocryphal) prospect of being mugged if they’re wearing white
earbuds. Read on to see why this might not always be the case.
Charlie Miller, winner of this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest and noted
OS X security expert, took time out at the CanSecWest conference to talk
to Mac|Life about hacking Macs, insecure IPads and why OS X
users don't have to worry about anti-virus software...yet.