Hacks and Incidents

Apple Rolls Out iOS 8 with Bucket of Security Fixes

Apple Rolls Out iOS 8 with Bucket of Security Fixes: A series of kernel flaws, several WebKit bugs and a pair of vulnerabilities that allowed a user to install apps outside of the App Store have been patched in the new release. The major flaw patched in iOS 8 is a problem with the way the Operating System implemented 802.1x. In some cases, the flaw could enable an attacker to steal a user’s WiFi credentials.

The two app-installation vulnerabilities were also patched, both have the effect of allowing a local attacker to install unverified apps and both were reported by the evad3rs crew, a group that releases jailbreaks for iPhones. Also it patches a race condition flaw and a path traversal issue.

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