Remains of the Day: There's a hole in my PDF
A security hole that is. Also, the government block one publication’s attempt to find out about an Apple antitrust case—so of course it must be going on! And the European Commission’s got a new smartphone dans la maison. The remainders for Wednesday, August 4, 2010 are ready to go.
The new Web-based jailbreak from the other day apparently exploits a bug in the iPhone’s PDF-reading software. Apple says it’s investigating the security vulnerability; to be safe in the meantime, don’t open any PDFs in your iPhone’s Web browser. Somewhere, Adobe is quietly sobbing.
Speaking of Adobe, what ever became of that supposed government investigation into Apple’s “monopolistic” iPhone development practices? Well, if you subscribe to the whole “absence of proof is not proof of absence” philosophy, then the government rejecting Wired’s Freedom of Information request on the topic should be right up your alley.
The European Commission has officially shunned the BlackBerry for many of its employees, opting instead to offer them the iPhone or an HTC handset. Do you think BlackBerry wakes up in the morning, looks in the mirror, and worries it’s starting to turn into Palm?