Apple develops patch for vulnerability
Tech giant, Apple has said that it has developed patch to correct vulnerabilities in its software that allows hackers to hack the iOS and control devices including iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch.
Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris expressed that the patch is ready but indicated on Friday that it now known when it will be released to the public. A French security firm, Vupen had earlier reported two critical security flaws in Apple's iOS and Apple responded by saying that it has taken the report into consideration and is now checking for the flaws.
The flaws may allow hackers to access operating system of an iPhone or iPad of some one ealse however no attack of this nature has occurred yet.
The flaws are reportedly being used by a hacker named, "comex" who developed a jailbreak for the iPhone 4 and made it available on JailbreakMe.com. The jailbreak does not require the device to be connected to the compute, Instead the jailbreak is carried out through the mobile Safari loaded on the device.
Security experts say that the flaws can cause serious damage to the users. They say the pattern of the PC market may emerge on the smartphones market as well, where hackers repeatedly find flaws and exploit them to launch attacks while the develops continuously works on patching these flaws.
The cyber criminals are adoption techniques they used to hack PC on smartphones platforms, including Symbian, Google Android, Windows Mobile, RIM BlackBerry and Apple iOS. Security firms are finding it difficult to make anti-virus protections for Appel dedives because unlike Windows, Google, Nokia and RIM, the iPhone maker does not share its iOS coding with them.
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