I think we all generally assumed this, but it's nice to see Apple going on record as saying they'll patch the PDF font exploit that currently allows Jailbreakme.com -- and potentially any malicious hacker out there -- to run code on an iPhone with just the tap of a web button. CNET scored the quote from an Apple spokeswoman:
That might not be great news for Jailbreakers in the waiting, but this is a really bad security vulnerability and Jailbreak or no Jailbreak, Apple needs to fix it as soon as possible. Apple of course currently only provides updates in the form of complete firmware re-writes, which means we're likely going to have to wait for an iOS 4.0.2 (and hopefully a proximity sensor fix), or iOS 4.1 this fall when Apple introduces iPod touch 4.
If they could somehow work out a way to patch iOS, especially OTA, without having to wait until an entirely new firmware is ready it would go a long way towards speeding up their security response time for situations such as this.
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.