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Large iOS Security Threat

An article from MSNBC.

iOS

 

You’re browsing the Internet on your iPhone or iPad when you’re suddenly prompted for some personal information. But you’re no dummy: Before you enter it, you check the URL bar to confirm that you really are on a trusted site. When you’re sure, you type in the information. Careful as you were, you still may have handed sensitive data to a bad guy.

How is that possible when you’re absolutely certain that you’re on a trustworthy website? Because right now you can’t trust the URL bar on your iOS device’s mobile Safari browser, thanks to a security exploit.

The exploit was first discovered by David Vieira-Kurz of MajorSecurity. It affects the mobile Safari browser on iOS 5.1 and has been tested on the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, second-generation iPad and third-generation iPad. According to Vieira-Kurz, the exploit is possible thanks to an error in how new windows are opened using a javascript method:

This can be exploited to potentially trick users into supplying sensitive information to a malicious website, because information displayed in the address bar can be constructed in a certain way, which may lead users to believe that they’re visiting another website than the displayed website.

MajorSecurity has created a demonstration of the exploit. You can check it out by following this link on a device which is running iOS 5.1. After pressing the “demo” button on that website, you will see Safari open a new window which displays “http://www.apple.com” in the URL bar, even though the website you’re viewing is actually hosted on “http://www.majorsecurity.net.”

There’s no fix for the issue right now, but it shouldn’t take long for Apple to patch the exploit. In the meantime, you should be careful about which links you follow.

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Apple Receives Complaints That The New iPad Is Heating Up

APPLE’s latest hot ticket seems to be a tad too hot to hold, some users are reporting. New iPad owners on the MacRumors forums and Apple’s own support community complain that the slab’s lower left corner can get a little warm during extended use. Don’t get excited though, reports seem to vary by user — some are reporting that their tablet becomes too uncomfortable to hold while others say that it only gets “slightly warm” and that it’s “expected.” How’s your new iPad treating you? Click on through to the comments and let us know.

New iPad Tops 3 Million Sales

TODAY Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16.

The new iPad features a stunning new Retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video, and still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life while remaining amazingly thin and light. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G supports ultrafast 4G LTE networks.

 

Watch The iPad 3 KeyNote

IF you would like to watch the keynote release of the new iPad/March 7th presentation you can go to the link below.

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Apple Revamps Online Store

APPLE’s online store was down for “maintenance” for several hours a few days ago. During the down time Apple made a few changes in its online store’s appearance.

One immediately visible change is in the iPad model selection page, where Apple previously listed all 18 iPad 2 models available in the U.S. store. The company has replaced that system with a new, more dynamic process in which users first select a color, followed by a separate step in which they select a storage capacity. Users selecting a 3G model then proceed to a third step where they select whether they want an AT&T model or Verizon model. You can see the whole processed that I described below:

In another change, Apple has replaced its previous “within 24 hours” shipping estimate status with a new “in stock” indicator on a store-wide basis. The two terms appear to be synonymous, with models offering longer shipping estimates continuing to list their availability in terms of business days until shipping.

I really enjoy the new look and changes. They help make buying products online much easier to do.

What Size iPad Should I Get?

I have often found my self trying to decide between the different sizes of devices. I hope that this little guide will help.

16GB, 32GB, 64GB?

If you’re going to surf the web, download some apps and books, watch an HD movie or two, store your favorite music, and check email on your iPad, the 16GB model should offer enough storage for you.

If you plan to do all those things, as well as keeping lots of music on your iPad, a few more HD movies and TV shows, a larger library of books, and your favorite photos, opt for the 32GB model.

And if you want to store as many songs, movies, TV shows, photos, books, and apps as you can on your iPad, the 64GB model is your best bet.

Alaska Airlines Now Using iPad Flight Manuals

ALASKA Airlines just started switching from paper flight charts, maps, directions to electronic copies. Alaska Airlines is now the first commercial airline to do this. However, there are some small kinks to be worked out. These iPads are stocked with the GoodReader application, 41 other PDF documents, along with several other useful materials. According to the commercial airline company, this change to iPads will save approximately 2.4 Million pieces of paper. It will also save injuries from the pilots having to lift bags that contain so much paper it weighs anywhere from 25-50 pounds.