Saturday, March 12, 2011

iPhone 3G Vulnerable due to lack of iOS 4.3 Update

Apple would have to release a security patch for owners of iPhone 3G and older iPod touch models. They usually run risks, claims security company Sophos.

That has to do with the latest Apple firmware update 4.3 available suggests that these older devices.  iOS 4.3 contains not only "nice" and innovations such as improved AirPlay iTunes Home Sharing, but also solves some security problems. Only owners of an iPhone 3G , iPhone 4, iPad and recent iPod touch models can install the update. An official patch to ensure that older aircraft are also protected, is not there.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, believes that a bad thing because there are many people walking around with an iPhone 3G.

But of course this immediate danger, or is it scaremongering of a company that makes money with security? The knowledge of Apple exactly what security leaks have been sealed. These malicious TIFF image files that are dangerous to execute code. There are several holes that make hbben with WebKit, the base of the Safari browser. A memory corruption could a malicious attack may carry unwanted code to execute. If known, these exploits are not put into practice. Cluley says:

 If you have an earlier iPhone or iPod touch your device is probably vulnerable to attacks which exploit these security holes, and there is no official patch available for you to protect yourself. That's bad news for the many people who still have an iPhone 3G, for instance.
If you were looking for an excuse to upgrade your iPhone or iPod touch - maybe you've just been given a good one by Apple. But if you were happy with your iPhone 3G, I doubt you're feeling too good about having to reach into your pocket.


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