There's A Security Hole In iPhones And iPads

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Photo: Matt Rosoff

There is a security hole in iOS devices that could let attackers gain access to your user data, The Next Web reports.The hole is in Mobile Safari. By accessing a special PDF file online, a user can gain root access to his device. If this sounds familiar, it’s because this is how the popular JailBreakMe release works as well.

But a German IT company says that this exploit is enough of a problem that it could be used by criminals to steal data without the user’s knowledge.

Apple responded, saying that they are aware of the hole and are working to fix it. Signs point to them putting out iOS 4.3.4 to remedy the problem.

Until then, steer clear of shady PDF files.

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