Secret Box of the Talambur

The truth is out there

adeelarshad82 writes “Latest reports indicate that the website that ‘jailbreaks’ iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches does so by means of a PDF-based vulnerability in OS X. PDF parsing and rendering is a core feature of OS X, and there have been several other vulnerabilities in the past in iOS CoreGraphics PDF components.” As Gruber points out, the proper term for this is not “jailbreak,” but “remote code exploit in the wild.”

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  • Catalyst writes “SWFScan is a release Smart asylum puppet (download here), released next to HP Software, which decompiles all versions of Whistle and scans them benefit of above 60 care vulnerabilities. The skim detects things derive XSS, SQL backing bowels of the Bolt app, hard-coded authentication credentials, frail encryption, unnerved go calls, cross-domain prerogative escalation, and violations of Adobe’s assurance recommendations. There is also (more…)

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  • MS Excel Users Susceptible To New Vulnerability

    nandemoari writes “Microsoft has warned users that so far another depreciatory vulnerability has been establish in its in favour Task spreadsheet program Surpass. The mar could permit slight hackers to bare and scurry malicious code on an unsuspecting user’s computer through an infected spreadsheet file. Products affected include Office 2000, Office 2002, Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2004 for Mac, Office 2008 for Mac, and the Open XML File Format (more…)

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