The new browser security flaw in iPhones, iPods, and iPads could be more dangerous than initially suspected.
The vulnerability comes from the way the jailbreak software, released on Sunday, uses the mobile Safari browser instead of requiring that the device be connected to a computer. Jailbreaking the phone allows it to run apps not approved by Apple. But this flaw could be used to launch an exploit if the user were to surf to a Web site hosting a malicious PDF, giving unrestricted access to the device.
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