Samsung aims to deliver quality sound via Galaxy Home speaker
Honda refreshes Civic sedan and coupe, adds 'Sport' trim
Fortnite Android beta invites: all supported phones and devices
Google tracks your movements even if you’ve turned location history off
Doom Eternal gameplay shown off at QuakeCon
Apple plays down iPhone source code leak risk
09 February 2018, 01:57 | Megan Pierce
Image Screenshot from GitHub
According to Motherboard, this code actually appeared first on Reddit late past year before being posted to Github, but was initially ignored due to the user's short posting history. Now, it's almost impossible for hackers to even find bugs in iOS code, making iOS exploits relatively rare, unlike in Windows and Android.
Because it's such a crucial part of an iOS device's security, Apple offers its bug bounty program's highest reward for anyone who can find vulnerabilities with iBoot, with a $200,000 payout.
The iBoot code is said to be part of the iPhone operating system that ensures the proper startup of iOS when you turn on the iPhone. It is, however, the first app that runs when you turn on an iOS device, silently transitioning from a black screen to the white Apple icon to iOS's colorful Home screen. This component verifies that iOS is loaded correctly every time and if the kernel is signed by Apple. The version of iBoot that leaked is labeled as being for iOS 9.
However, making the code public could allow intrepid hackers to sniff around in iBoot and find their own vulnerabilities, only instead of reporting them to Apple, they could tap into the flaws and use them as vectors of attack against iOS.
Apple iOS and MacOS specialist Jonathan Levin told the website that the iBoot posting is "the biggest leak in history". Apple's latest iOS adoption numbers show that fewer than 10% of active devices are running software older than iOS 10 with 65% on iOS 11. "Apple does not use security through obscurity, so this does not contain anything risky, just an easier to read format for the boot loader code". Another security researcher says the code is real. Apple has confirmed with TechCrunch that the code appears to be real, but adds that it's tied to old software. Apple hasn't commented on the matter as yet.
After our original article earlier today, a DCMA notice was sent to GitHub by Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP, and was made for Apple by said legal group. "It is not open-source". However, due to low Reddit karma of the user, the post got buried. These days, modders are more likely to sell the exploit than release it for free to the jailbreak community.
Lewandowski keen on Real Madrid switch
Sooner or later, PSG will win the Champions League ", Xavi said. "There was no luck in the draw", Xavi said in a statement. It now remains to be seen if Real Madrid reciprocate and launch an assault for Lewandowski , or if they look elsewhere.
Lenovo recalls ThinkPad laptops due to fire hazard
If affected, people are asked to immediately stop using the laptop and to then locate a repair center for inspection and fixes. The laptop would have a manufacture date between December 2017 and October 2017 and the machine type 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 or 20K4.
Spice Girls are heading off on a WORLD TOUR!
Long wait: The Spice Girls last came to Australia in 1998, when they attended the Spiceworld movie premiere in Sydney. It's clear that even after celebrating two decades of Spice just past year that the girls aren't finished yet.
Almost 11.8M enroll in Obamacare in 2018
Sign-ups through the federal exchange fell 8.2 percent here a year ago , down to 1.13 million from about 1.23 million in 2016. That's expected to embolden some healthy people to go without coverage, which would raise premiums for those left behind.
Cities Issue Snow Emergencies Amid Winter Storm Forecast
The wind will be out of the northeast between 10-20 miles per hour which will cut down visibility next to nothing at times. Thursday will end up being a nice day with some sun and fresh snow on the ground; highs will be in the low 20s.
White House aide resigns after allegations of spousal abuse
Willoughby married Porter in 2009, and told CNN she endured emotional abuse from Porter that included "intense" bursts of anger. Holdnerness married Porter in 2003, and told CNN on Wednesday that the physical abuse began nearly immediately.