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iOS security loophole lets apps grab user photos

By Leeky · 9 replies
Feb 29, 2012
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  1. A new security flaw affecting Apple’s iOS mobile platform has been revealed in a report published by the New York Times’ Bits blog, which disclosed a loophole that enables apps to…

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  2. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Oh dear god. Yet another App issue with Apple. Dont they say that Apple has the best apps and that the app market is secure?
  3. Tygerstrike

    EVERY platform has vulnerabilities. Every.. single.. one. There is no such thing as a platform which fits all of the following 3 criteria:

    1. Is currently without flaws.
    2. Has never been flawed at any point in its lifecycle.
    3. Will never BE flawed in any way.

    The convergence between Windows desk & mobile environments is getting close enough that viruses can affect both equally (antivirus on your phone? Yay!).
    The Android market has fake apps which ARE blatantly virus/malware in nature.. that have existed in the market for months even after they were 'known' to be malicious.
    Why would apple be perfect? GPU drivers = the debil on OSX! But they arent focusing on a games market or improving FPS at decent FoV. You'd have to bootcamp into another environment to run any Triple A title just for the better GL & driver support.

    I'm completely platform agnostic and go with whatever the appropriate/cheapest/simplest solution is for the given task or challenge at hand. Get over the hate and accept that Apple/Android/Windows/Linux/Samsung/Lambchop etc are just TOOLS and you have the luxury of choosing (with your wallet) which is more useful or effective at meeting your needs.

    p.s. Random question failure. It asked me what company was AMDs biggest rival and then knocked me back when I answered 'Themselves'....
  4. Mainframes are pretty solid. I guess when they were first developed they weren't but over 50 years of existence kinda fixed that. They may be archaic, but they're virus free!
  5. Mainframes from which manufacturer? Running which platform? Which revision? :)

    I know one place I have worked for hasnt patched or updated their solaris platform in 8 years for fear that it will break something. The last time they tried updating the ABE (alternate boot environment) it broke the entire cluster.

    No such thing as a flawless system. Stable is good enough for 99% of the population who don't care as long as it plays Angry Birds.
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18


    Only one platform says its does not have any vulnerabilities. Only. One. Apple.

    Now shoo off back to your "agnostic" home filled with Apple products.
  7. I dont' get it. A post which included examples of ways that oses differ that included apple counts as fanboi-ism?

    Thats some srs apple hate.
  8. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    My point was that Apple tells everyone including the ppl they have sell their product, that Apple devices are secure and the Apple Market is completly secure. I was told at an Apple store that the Apple Market screens all apps for bugs, malware, ect. It was one of the defining points in my mind for going with Apple over any of the other brands. After having members of my family suffer from identity theft, Im a bit gunshy. The fact that Apple SEEMS to keep having these security issues, makes me wonder if Apple is just telling their ppl to say that their Apps are secure just to get a sale. It wouldnt surprise me if that was the case.
  9. Thats a fair call Tyger. I guess we'll have to wait and see how the proposed Microsoft stores go when they eventually open and what sort of claims they make then =P
  10. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Given that both Microsoft and Apple are Tech companies with not only their product but their reps on the line, It surprises me when yet another flaw is found. Im pretty sure Microsoft will also say whatever in order to get a sale. But that level of dishonesty tends to come back and bite them on the rump. I wont be purchasing another Apple product in a very long while. Apple has in general lost me as a repeat customer. I will go with a windows or android phone next and Apple can sit and spin.
    Atleast warn your customers that there may be a problem with whatever.

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