Apple increases security with iOS 6.0.1
Posted on 02 November 2012.
Apple released iOS 6.0.1 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, which can be downloaded and installed using iTunes.


Kernel

An information disclosure issue existed in the handling of APIs related to kernel extensions. Responses containing an OSBundleMachOHeaders key may have included kernel addresses, which may aid in bypassing address space layout randomization protection. This issue was addressed by unsliding the addresses before returning them.

Passcode lock

A state management issue existed in the handling of Passbook passes at the lock screen. This issue was addressed through improved handling of Passbook passes.

WebKit

A time of check to time of use issue existed in the handling of JavaScript arrays. This issue was addressed through additional validation of JavaScript arrays.

A use after free issue existed in the handling of SVG images. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.





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Cloned, booby-trapped Dark Web sites steal bitcoins, login credentials

Apart from being a way for dissidents and journalists to do their business without being spotted and identified by "the powers that be", the Dark Web is also a place where criminals sell and buy illegal wares and services and, apparently, where they also get robbed by scammers.


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