Comex released JailbreakMe 3.0 yesterday, which successfully untethered jailbreaks the Apple iPad 2. However, it also leaves a loophole in the Safari browser that gives administrative rights to others and can lead to illegal activities. According to the German Federal Office for Information Security, Apple has confirmed that iOS 4.3.4 will be soon released to fix the PDF exploit and stop people from Jailbreaking their iOS devices.
JailbreakMe 3.0 has been a boon to all those who’ve been patiently waiting for an untethered jailbreak. Although, this jailbreak will only work with iPad 2s running on iOS 4.3.3 and not with iOS devices running older versions of iOS. Why the German government? I have no idea, but they are asking users to think twice before jailbreaking their iOS devices using JailbreakMe 3.0. Apple apparantly started working on this patch since the leak of JailbreakMe 3.0. ReadWriteWeb says said;
According to a Google translation of the German Federal Office for Information Security, the exploit will give the attacker administrative privileges over devices which would include any data, email or contacts stored on the device. So far there is no official patch available for the exploit from Apple. But if you have jailbroken your iOS device, there is a patch available through Cydia.
Yes, you read that right! If you’ve jailbroken your iOS device and are afraid that someone might steal your confidential data, you can follow the steps below to be on the safer side. The patch to fix this PDF exploit is simply known as PDF Patcher 2.
- You’ll need to have already jailbroken your iPad 2 on iOS 4.3.3 for this to work.
- Visit Cydia and perform a search using the search option for ‘PDF Patcher 2′.
- There’s only one of these, so you won’t be confused. Install this and you’re done.
It’s also advisable that you stay away from iOS 4.3.4 update if you want to enjoy Cydia, Installous and the world of jailbreak. And don’t worry about someone getting inside your system because PDF Patcher 2 will not let that happen.