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New Safari exploit discovered in iPhone, iPod touch software

A new exploit affecting the iPhone and iPod touch’s MobileSafari browser has been discovered, according to reports. The memory exploit appears to affect all iPhone and iPod touch units with firmware version 1.0.2 or later, and is caused by browsing to a site containing malicious code. The code triggers a memory-exhausting script, which causes the iPhone or iPod touch to crash. Currently, the exploit does not appear to be anything more than a potential nuisance, and it the problem can be avoided altogether by disabling JavaScript on the device. Apple has yet to comment on the issue. [via Engadget]

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1

Of course Apple hasn’t commented. That would mean admitting mistakes. And Apple doesn’t make mistakes. Except Apple TV. tongue laugh Even Jobs admitted it didn’t work.

Posted by Matt D. on February 7, 2008 at 6:54 PM (PDT)

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Matt D.

The AppleTV how it is before the upcoming update wasn’t meant for everyone.  I have owned one since day one and love it, I watch HD podcasts on my TV off it and it’s great.  I don’t regret purchasing it at all, but it wasn’t meant for everyone.  With the new update coming out soon that will hopefully change.

Posted by MatrixSJD on February 8, 2008 at 1:24 AM (PDT)

3

How many manufacturers do admit mistakes? Consider the many automotive recalls in a years time with no admission of “guilt”. The Apple TV does EXACTLY what it was designed to do in its current state. With the upcoming software update its innovation will become very evident.

Posted by RNB in Bakersfield, CA on February 8, 2008 at 9:11 AM (PDT)

4

Is this malicious code causing the screen of the touch to go black and goong back to the main menu because if yes I have that and it is so annoying. It happens to almost every page that loads!

Posted by Caroline on February 8, 2008 at 9:12 PM (PDT)

5

Wow you AFBs sure are weird. Steve Jobs said in his keynote that the previous setup for ATV wasn’t working. It was nice to see him admit failure. smile

Posted by Matt D. on February 10, 2008 at 5:33 PM (PDT)

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