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Apple releases iOS 4.3.4 and iOS 4.2.9 PDF security fix for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Apple releases iOS 4.3.4 and iOS 4.2.9 PDF security fix

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Apple has released iOS 4.3.4 for iPad, iPod touch, and GSM /AT&T iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, and iOS 4.2.9 for Verizon iPhone, which addresses the dangerous PDF security exploit utilized by Jailbreakme.com.

Plug into iTunes and check for updates to get it. As always, if you're Jailbroken already, stay away or you'll lose your Jailbreak.

[Apple knowledge base article (opens in new tab)]

[Thanks to @brandon_m70 for the head's up]

Rene Ritchie
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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.

30 Comments
  • This is irresponsible of the author to mention dangerous and jailbreakme.com in the same sentence without giving the facts the reader the facts.
  • I agree, the state of rene's articles have gradually declined in how accurate and informative they are.
  • You've declined - not rene !!
    (worst retort of my life!!!)
  • I agree...the quality of Rene's posts is declining. Sad as he generally was one of TiPBS best
  • how do you figure that this is an irresponsible post? the exploit, as any exploit, is potentially dangerous in that it can be used against your phone. jailbreakme.com uses said exploit, thats all that was said. you're post is irresponsible in that it makes it seem as if there is more than meets the eye here. its like cursing in front of a child and someone making a big deal out of it. the kid may not have even heard the curse to begin with.
  • He didn't say Jailbreakme.com is dangerous. He said that the security exploit is. Anytime there's backdoor exploit that allows someone to get access to your phone, that's dangerous.
  • those on ios5 beta 3 will be able to go back to 4.3.3 ??..
  • Couldnt agree more dangerous lol come on the percentage of people that know how to hack the iphone is so low u could go ur lifetime and never worry renee ur garbage writer canadas just for you
  • Sheez.....your parents should sue the public school system you went to. Judging by your last post, she's got an open and shut case.
  • Then u should be shot for payin 10 times as much for a product with an apple logo on it
  • Really the only thing people can comment on is grammar lol tipb grow up so u can justify your isheep purchases
  • You are a sheep yourself for trolling, toolbar.
  • Hes a troll for telling the truth ? Grow up guys
  • Yes, but the iOS 5 backup isn't compatible with 4.3.3. Incase you decide to downgrade, be prepared to setup your device as a new one.
  • I agree with Limeys, irresponsible and unprofessional.
  • Tried to update my iPhone 3GS and my iPad 2, but it's not working. Says that both devices "are not eligible for the requested build."
  • Steve Jobs can still see your everymove, doesn't matter what kind of patch they give you kids.
  • Trolling, trolling, trolling.........move on, genius.
  • Download iOS 4.3.4 From Here
    http://www.cellbull.com/apple-releases-ios-4-3-4-with-fix-for-jailbreakm...
  • All the jailbreakers are forbifing everyone from downloading the latest version of the iOS 4.3.4 before they get its jailbreak ready. Save the SHSH blobs. In case you accidentally or intentionally update you will loose all of your Cydia Apps and other jailbreak settings.
  • having issues coming up with error 3194. if someone can help me please reply
  • i have the verizon iphone
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  • do you all not have something better to do other than to bash on Rene? If you don't like what he blogs then stay the f*ck out!
  • I believe most were invited in here to comment on stories/posts by Rene who values their opinions. And that's all it is; their opinions.They are not getting personal or anything just questioning some of the man's articles. I'm certain he can defend himself quite well as the chief of the blog site.
  • Forget all of this I want iOS 5 NOW!!!!!!!
  • Just don't forget to:
    1) Save your SHSH blobs with TinyUmbrella so you can restore to 4.3.3 whenever you'd like
    2) Install PDF Patcher 2 from Cydia to patch the PDF exploit
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  • Most, if not damn near all of us, have no idea what a "malicious PDF file security exploit" even means. Where to you go to find this? Where do you have to be to even have it as a possibility? Has this happened to anyone you know, because I'm sure it hasn't happened to you? All I know is my jailbroken device works perfect everyday. Maybe if it wasn't called "JailBreaking", maybe there wouldn't be a negative stigma attached to it. I GUARANTEE that at the time of purchase of your iDevice you were given the choice; 90% or more would choose the jailbroken options over the standard UI limitations.