There is a good reason obscure platforms do not get attacked a whole lot by hackers. It is not because they are completely safe and hackerproof. It is due to the fact that most hackers focus on going after established, fast growing software. iOS certainly fits the bill. Many experts believe that malware threats for this platform will only rise in the next few years. In fact, a flaw in a recent jailbreak solution for iOS has prompted security experts in Germany to issue a warning for iOS users.
Jail Break Me is a web-based solution that allows iPhone owners to jailbreak their phones. The Dev-Team has already released the latest version of this software that makes jail breaking iPhones a piece of cake. Unfortunately, the software can be reverse-engineered by hackers to take control of the host device. As AP reported, a malicious PDF is all it takes for hackers to gain access to users’ confidential information:
Possible scenarios for attacks by cyber criminals include the extraction of confidential information (passwords, online banking data, calendars, e-mails, SMS or contacts), accessing the device’s cameras, the user’s GPS data as well as listening in on phone conversations.
The German security agency has encouraged iPhone owners to avoid opening up suspicious PDF files on their devices until this security hole is patched up. The folks behind JailBreakMe.com have already issued a temporary patch for this but you need a jailbroken phone for that.
Every piece of software on this planet has security holes. Android and iOS are no different. No matter how secure you think your phone’s OS is, you do not want to store mission critical and highly sensitive information on your phone (at least without heavy protection). Let’s hope Apple addresses this issue as quickly as it has promised.
2 things i want to talk about today. One being iOS 5 and a recent leak of a prototype of an iPhone 4 with 64GB Storage. Lets first start with the iPhone 4 prototype. MIC Gadget got their hands on an iPhone 4 prototype with 64GBs of storage. This could possibly mean that Apple might release a 64GB Model this summer for the 5th generation iPhone. While I do think it was about time, the question is h…
Magic Shutter is the epoch-making creative iPhone camera. It can let you easily use your iPhone take long exposure and repeated exposure photos. And can be taken at the same time viewing. After shooting immediately through the Internet share your creations with your friends and family. Around your light into your brush, Magic Shutter is a great tool for your creative.
IPhone 3GS brings some unique hardware as well as software features with it. Though its look is same as previous models but metal is replaced with plastic and software has an extra weight due to true GPS. Apart from these all there is some more lucrative thing and that is its SDK facilities opened.
With release of Apple iPhone 3GS which has long waited, there has been going a lot of Apple iPhone 3GS Application Development around the iPhone 3G and 3GS mobile device. IndiaNIC is step ahead in this official hacking process! As IndiaNIC has expertise over 4.5 years in Apple Mac Apps development.
With launch of Apple iPhone 3G S, new era of technology experience has begun, due to flexibility to develop custom iPhone applications using iPhone Application Development (iPhone SDK) platform . iPhone OS is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system providing an amazing platform for creating the next generation of innovative mobile applications.
Mobile devices are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare and disease management. Some iPhone applications are being launched that allow patients to keep track of health insurance benefits, as well as provide important information that they can access on-the-go.
One such type of Iphone enables users to enter all health and insurance benefit information for themselves and for family members. Iphone helps them keep track of their allergies, vaccinations, prescribed medications, health screenings and doctor appointments in one place.
Iphone is great tool let patients network with trusted family members, friends and caretakers, with whom they can easily share their medical information.
“Individuals walk into medical facilities every day without knowing basic information about their insurance coverage,” said health technology expert Donald Sanford. “This application of Iphone not only puts benefit information at an individual’s fingertips. In an emergency, Iphone can even save a life.”
One iPhone application includes a benefits dictionary to help patients better understand their insurance plans, as well as a list of questions that they can ask their doctor. Other applications of Iphone administer health quizzes and even provide healthy recipes for improved nutrition.
Coming from an iPhone 4 I was a initially disappointed by the 1024 x 768 resolution on the iPad before I got used to it. Text doesn’t look as sharp and can’t be as easily read at small font sizes (and it’s even worse with Chinese / Japanese characters). If Hitachi has anything to do with
Coming from an iPhone 4 I was a initially disappointed by the 1024 x 768 resolution on the iPad before I got used to it. Text doesn’t look as sharp and can’t be as easily read at small font sizes (and it’s even worse with Chinese / Japanese characters). If Hitachi has anything to do with iPhone 4, we could be looking at 7-inch tablets with “Retina” type displays. Over at CEATEC they are showing off a 6.6-inch UXGA display with a 1600 x 1200 resolution which at 302ppi is just short of the iPhone 4′s 326ppi. Not only that but iPhone 4 uses IPS technology so iPhone 4’ll provide the best screen quality you’ll get out of traditional LCD displays. The last interesting development is that Hitachi has just made the touch panel part a whole lot thinner removing the need for certain layers typically required for touch panels. A few other specs – 800:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness and a 70% color gamut.
CUPERTINO, California—April 8, 2010—Apple® today previewed its iPhone® OS 4 software and released a beta version of the software to iPhone Developer Program members. The iPhone OS 4 beta release includes an updated Software Development Kit (SDK) with over 1,500 new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and over 100 new features that will be available to iPhone and iPod touch® users this summer. New features include Multitasking for third party apps; Folders to better organize and access apps; improved Mail with a unified inbox, fast inbox switching and threaded messages; enhanced Enterprise support with even better data protection, mobile device management, wireless app distribution and more; Apple’s new iAd mobile advertising platform; and iBooks, the delightful new ebook reader and online bookstore recently debuted on the iPad™.
So what has currently been confirmed so far about iPhone OS 4, well, rumours about the Multitasking support seems to becoming more of a reality now which is great news. The thing that makes me wonder is how exactly will they enforce the quality of applications with iPhone OS 4. At present some apps take up a lot of memory and some even have pretty bad memory leaks. If these apps were allowed to run in the background, think of the effect on the iPhones performance in all the other areas. iPhone OS 4 are going to run more stringent tests with the App submissions if the app is going to support multitasking to ensure stability and performance.
iPhone OS 4 won’t be available to all apps unless approved by Apple (therefore all existing apps won’t be multitasking compatible). Along with the performance factors there is also the security issues of allowing apps to run in the background. One of the reasons why Apple didn’t include multitasking supports is due to the effect of malware and virus, such as bluetooth sniffers etc. This is why iPhone OS 4 will be more enforcement on application approvals (so possibly expect longer times getting apps approved).
I have also heard word of higher screen resolutions in the pipeline, not sure if this will be possible with the current iPhones on the market but definately for the next model (the 4g).
Hopefully iPhone OS 4 will see some improvements to the way Push notifications are handled to make them more user friendly. At the moment you have the issue of not being able to end calls if a notification is on screen and if you don’t respond to the notification with a set time (when your phone is locked) it doesn’t always seem open the application it is related to. Plus if you miss what a notification said, tuff, there isn’t anyway of viewing it again.