I love my iPhone. I’ve owned one since the iPhone 3G, got a 3GS, a 4, a 4S, and now a beautiful blue iPhone 5C. I use my iPhone for everything. As sad as this may sound, I would be lost without my smartphone. Anyway, I also use many apps. I use apps everyday for almost every purpose. Apps are known to be safe for the most part. All applications that are available for iPhone, iPad, and iPods and checked rigorously by a team of Apple employees for security purposes, usability, and to see if apps violate any copyright issues. For the most part, all apps that pass are usually pretty good, working apps. Recently, security experts have come across an issue within iOS apps that they consider to be a widespread issue. In a few words, I will try to explain this exploit. Pretty much, all apps speak to the servers of the company that built the app.

This coding exploit allows a hacker or someone with malicious intent to route the app’s server address to another alternate server without the user knowing. In a web browser, you are allowed to enter the exact web page that you would like to visit and you can click on links. There is an address bar so you know where you are going. On an app, you just tap the apps button and the app opens up immediately. The problem here is that apps just load direct information from the server specified. This exploit allows apps to use alternate servers to potentially inject malicious code and steal your information. Apple will eventually fix this so I feel no need to continue. It’s very interesting that Apple has let an exploit get so far but soon enough, it will be fixed. That’s all for me now. Till next time.


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