Friday, July 22, 2016

TIFF Disabler Tweak Patches A Security Flaw Found In iOS 9.3.2

If you are trying to the way to patch a security flaw in iOS 9.3.2 to protect your iPhone then new jailbreak tweak will save your device. You may know that with iOS 9.3.3 release Apple patched a major security flaw that lets any attacker steal passwords from your device by creating and sending an exploit in the form of MMS message attached with a .TIFF image file.

The receiver of such an MMS can’t prevent the exploitation and once executed, all authentication credentials stored in memory could be leaked to the attacker. Those who get compromised could have their saved Safari credentials stolen such as website and email passwords as well as cookies.

Fortunately for the people who installed the iOS 9.3.3 update on Monday, you are now safe from this security vulnerability. As for jailbreak users, there’s no public tool available for jailbreaking iOS 9.3.3 which means that you’ll have to risk your security by staying on your current jailbreakable firmware.

How To Patch A Security Flaw Found In iOS 9.3.2 And Lower Versions

As it has happened time and time again, the jailbreak community has once again responded to the need for security when a harmful exploit in an earlier version of iOS has been found. A new Cydia release called ‘TIFF Disabler’ patches this security vulnerability for jailbreak users on iOS 9.1 and below. The package disables ImageIO TIFF support to protect your jailbroken device.

It is highly recommended to install this jailbreak tweak right now on your jailbroken device to avoid getting your saved passwords compromised and to patch a security flaw in iOS 9.3.2. So launch Cydia and search for ‘TIFF Disabler’ tweak. The package is available via the default BigBoss repository which means that you don’t have to go through the process of adding a third-party repo.

If your device isn't jailbroken the best thing you can do to protect your device and to prevent getting compromised is to update it to iOS 9.3.3.


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