Apple Launches A Fix On The iPad 2’s Security Hole
As expected, and as already mentioned from the past post, it wouldn’t be too long until Apple comes up with an iOS update to topple down JailbreakMe 3.0 by Comex, the New York based hacker and member of the infamous iPhone Dev Team.
What is JailbreakMe 3.0?
JailbreakMe 3.0 developed by Comex is the first jailbreak hack ever made to jailbreak the device that Apple has most recently released – the iPad 2. When you say jailbreak, it means that you’re going to hack and meddle with your iDevice’s iOS with the intention of enjoying more than you currently are enjoying with your iOS. It’s not illegal, or the process of jailbreaking is not really illegal, contrary to what Apple says, but a jailbroken iDevice can perform illegal activities – like downloading paid apps for free.
Well aside from downloading apps for free, a jailbroken iDevice could perform much more. Multitasking becomes easier, and it also offers nice customizing options to personalize your iPad 2.
Now moving on with the JailbreakMe 3.0, it was the only jailbreak for iPad 2 so far, and it could jailbreak your phone just by clicking on a certain .pdf only via your iPad 2’s browser. It offers a way of jailbreaking your iDevices without the need of connecting the said devices to a computer. Say bye bye to cables for this jailbreak’s only requirement is a very good internet connection.
The iOS 4.3.4
However, after just nine days, Apple has already released an iOS update that could fix the security hole that the JailbreakMe 3.0 targeted. To make it clearer, the security hole looks like this: users whether they like it or not, could accidentally download a .pdf file just by clicking on a link via Safari browser. This hole was what Comex used to develop his hack over the iPad 2. The JailBreakMe 3.0’s days are over though because Apple has already released the iOS update that seeks to cover up this hole.
Potentially the said security flaw is pretty scary, but if used to your advantage, you get a jailbroken iPad 2. On the other hand, not downloading this patch or update makes your iPad vulnerable to other non-jailbreaking attacks as well.It’s funny to think though that this flaw has been here already since time immemorial but why did Apple released the well-needed back-up just after a week or so after it got jailbroken?
More so, it is also important to note that even though this patch stops JailbreakMe 3.0, it doesn’t block all the methods of breaking down your iOS wall. There are still other ways that you could use to jailbreak your iPad if you really want to do it. If you decide to do otherwise though, and just go on with the update, then just connect and your iPad to iTunes, and from there, just click, “check to update”. The update would then show up and you could proceed on with your update.
Honestly, it’s totally up to you whether or not you’ll stay with the vulnerable but jailbroken device, or you’ll choose to update your iPad and keep it safe — for now. Good luck!