By Cody Lee on Mar 22, 2013
Apple today has added a new ‘Offers In-App Purchases’ warning in the description of App Store apps that utilize the feature. The new disclosure can be seen in the App Store, located just beneath the Buy/Free button of pertinent applications.
The move comes amidst multiple reports of children running up monster iTunes bills, unbeknownst to their parents, via in-app purchases. Earlier this month, a young boy from the UK racked up $1,300 in charges buying virtual donuts… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 19, 2013
In addition to this morning’s release of iOS 6.1.3, Apple has also seeded a new version of its Apple TV software. The update brings the firmware to version 5.2.1, and it includes a number of bug fixes as well as support for the new Hulu Plus app.
Unfortunately, as with iOS 6.1.3, the bug fixes are actually patches for the exploits used in the latest evasi0n jailbreak. So if your Apple TV is jailbroken, or you would like it to be in the future, you’ll want to be sure to stay away from this update… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 5, 2013
It’s pretty obvious that Apple doesn’t want people jailbreaking its devices. While the company isn’t going out and suing hackers like ahem, Sony did, it’s not exactly making it any easier for them to open up its mobile OS either.
And the company’s disdain for the process is especially evident in its Knowledge Base article on jailbreaking, which points out that unauthorized modification of iOS can cause instability and other major device issues… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 24, 2012
Apple seeded beta 4 of iOS 6.1 to developers last week. The word is, this could be the final beta, meaning a public release for the new firmware would be just around the corner.
Don’t get too excited though. We’ve seen few changes in 6.1 that will be worth updating for. And if you’re planning on jailbreaking, it looks like you’ll definitely want to stay away… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 15, 2012
Though Apple takes quite a bit of criticism, from both users and developers, over its rigorous App Store approval process, there is one significant benefit to the approach: security. iOS sees just a fraction of the viruses and malware as other, more open platforms.
Case in point: the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which does work for the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the FBI, issued a warning late last week to smartphone users regarding malware for mobile phones. And unsurprisingly, there was a focus on Android… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 18, 2012
Last week, Apple announced that it would be releasing the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 6, on September 19th. And for those of you without a calendar in front of you, that’s tomorrow.
Of course, Apple has been seeding developer betas of iOS 6 since June, but this is the first time it will be available to the public. So we thought we’d put this list together of things to help you get ready… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 7, 2012
A few moments ago, Apple started pushing out iOS 5.1.1 to compatible devices. The update doesn’t appear to bring any new features, but it does include a handful of bug fixes and other improvements.
While we’ve already confirmed that A4 devices running the new firmware can be jailbroken, that doesn’t mean you should update. In fact, those of you with with an A5(X) device should steer clear of it… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Apr 15, 2012
The App Store has seen its fair share of drama since its creation, and while Apple never publicly acknowledged any of it, there have been ample amounts of evidence showing that iTunes accounts have previously been hacked to steal money from store credit, or to buy applications without the account’s owner’s consent. Last year, some hackers went as far as selling iTunes accounts login information on ToaBoa.com, a Chinese site similar to eBay.
Today we received tips from two independent sources claiming they had received a suspicious email from Apple, urging them to download an application from the App Store. The email happens to be a fake, but the application is real… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 8, 2012
We’ve heard so many sad stories in the past about ones who accidentally lost their jailbreak, or thought they could go back to a previous firmware when they couldn’t.
As jailbreak aficionados that truly saddens us. Hence, whenever we can help get out a warning, we’re all about it.
The iPhone Dev Team, the folks responsible for tools like RedSn0w, PwnageTool and more, have sounded a loud warning about the iOS 5.1 firmware, and its implications on jailbreaking.
If you’re at all concerned with jailbreaking, we highly recommend you listen up… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Mar 7, 2012
With today’s announcement, we’re pretty sure that iOS 5.1 will be right around the corner, with a probable release of the Gold Master sometimes this week.
A few people on Twitter asked me to put up a friendly reminder that jailbreakers should make sure not to update to iOS 5.1 when it comes out, especially iPhone 4S owners… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 7, 2012
Are you enjoying your newly jailbroken devices as much as we are? If so, you may want to make sure that you have saved your iOS 5.0.1 SHSH blobs. If not, you could risk losing the ability to jailbreak in the future.
It’s been over a month since Apple released iOS 5.1 beta 3, so it wouldn’t surprise us to see a public release sometime in the near future. And from what we’ve heard, the new software will patch the Corona exploit… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jan 17, 2012
We already warned you, but it might be the right time to remind you again that iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners should update to iOS 5.0.1 asap, should they want to be able to jailbreak, when that A5 jailbreak is released.
According to recent reports, the Corona exploit has been patched in iOS 5.1. This means the upcoming jailbreak will probably work on iOS 5.0.1 only, and if Apple released iOS 5.1 before the jailbreak is released, then you might get out of luck and unable to jailbreak. BigBoss explains: Read More
By Alex Heath on Jan 3, 2012
It’s a busy and exciting time for the jailbreak community. In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak for A4-based devices go live in the form of RedSn0w, PwnageTool, and The Chronic Dev Team’s Corona tool. Moments ago we announced that the security expert known as pod2g expects to drop the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users next week.
Now is the time to update to Apple’s latest firmware, iOS 5.0.1. Even if you rely on an UltraSn0w unlock, you should update as soon as possible before it’s too late to get the untethered jailbreak on 5.0.1. Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Dec 28, 2011
When you are as big as Apple, bad guys will always seek to use you as a means to take people’s money, and unfortunately there is a new scam making the rounds.
According to The Mac Security Blog, the latest method of stealing people’s money comes courtesy of fake emails which purport to be from the iPhone maker, claiming that the user’s billing information is out of date. Obviously, the “helpful” email offers a link that gives the lucky recipient an easy way to make things right.
Of course, that link doesn’t take you to Apple’s billing pages, but rather a third party who wishes to steal your information… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Dec 20, 2011
It may be nearly Christmas, but that isn’t stopping the bad guys from trying to rip us all off, and the latest victim is Apple’s MobileMe service.
The phishing method is a familiar one – send an email to a few thousand people, ask them for their login credentials and hope that some fall for it. It’s low-tech, but it unfortunately works more often than you would think.
As The Mac Observer writes, customers of Apple’s MobileMe service are the latest to receive such phishing emails, with recipients being warned that their iDisks have been found to contain a virus. The way to get rid? Email off your login details, obviously… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 28, 2011
A word of caution to those of you who will be downloading and installing the new iOS 5.1 beta that Apple seeded earlier today.
According to jailbreak hacker iH8Sn0w, iOS 5.1 beta will expire on January 14th, 2012 at 8PM EST. This means that you have to update to a newer beta version or the official firmware before that time, or else your device will be unusable until you restore… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 20, 2011
If you’re using Skype for iOS version 3.0.1 or older, you might want to think twice before opening messages from people you don’t know. According to a security expert, a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in the Chat section of Skype for iOS on both the iPhone and iPod touch.
By Cody Lee on Aug 5, 2011
Apple opened up iOS 5 Beta 1 to developers earlier this summer, and since then, there have been 3 updates. Given the nature of human curiosity, you can guess that it hasn’t just been developers taking the new firmware for a test drive.
There’s a few ways for non-developers to acquire a copy of iOS 5, but the most popular method of late has been by purchasing a UDID slot from a person or business with an Apple developer account. It looks like those days may soon be over… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jul 25, 2011
With the release of iOS 4.3.5 and 4.3.10 earlier today, I think it would be safe to remind you to stay away from the “update” button if you care about your jailbreak or unlock.
If you run a stock iPhone or iPad then go ahead and update to the latest firmware. But if, like most iDB readers, you heavily rely on a jailbreak/unlock, make sure you do not update… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jul 16, 2011
A couple days after making TinyUmbrella compatible with iOS 5 Beta 3, and following the release of iOS 4.3.4, Notcom has updated his tool yet again, this time to allow you to save your iOS 4.3.4 SHSH blobs.
Because you’d better be safe than sorry, we highly suggest you download the latest version and save those blobs. In case you don’t know what we’re talking about here, feel free to peruse our SHSH guide, as well as our tutorial on how to save your SHSH blobs… Read More