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Apple iOS Jailbreak Exposes 0-Day Risk

Apple has gone to great lengths to secure its mobile iOS operating system.

One of its key approaches is to limit iOS devices to only install apps from the Apple AppStore. In response, the process of jailbreaking iOS devices has emerged in the last several years as a way to get around Apple's walled garden approach.

As it turns out, a new point and click jailbreaking tool, also exposes a previously unknown flaw in iOS that could expose the tens of millions of Apple iOS users to the risk of a malicious attack.

"Jailbroken devices become excellent hosts for mobile botnets," Tom Kellermann, CTO of AirPatrol Corp told InternetNews.com. "Organizations must practice continuous monitoring of smart phones and dynamically manage their behaviors based on location so as to best manage mobile risk and the digital insider."

Read the full story at eSecurityPlanet:
Apple iOS at Risk