Bugs & Exploits

Configuration profile warning reminds us not to carelessly tap and install things on our iPhones and iPads

Configuration profile warning reminds us not to carelessly tap and install things on our iPhones and iPads

Rene Ritchie 12

Configuration profiles can be installed on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad in order to allow ad hoc (beta) apps to run, to help Apple diagnose things like battery life problems, and to change settings for certain types of network access, among other things. Unfortunately, like many empowered conveniences, they bring with them theoretical security concerns. Namely, bad guys could make a...

Security oversight in some apps could leave you vulnerable to hacking, data theft

Security oversight in some apps could leave you vulnerable to hacking, data theft

Nick Arnott 7

Usually when sensitive information is being transferred over a network, the application will open an encrypted connection with the server using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). iOS ships with a list of Certificate Authorities whose SSL certificates should be trusted, helping to ensure traffic is only sent to trusted servers and not intercepted by a malicious third party using their own self-...