Clicking on PDF Files Could Get Your iPhone, iPad Hacked

It’s easy to get click-happy when using your iPhone, but surf to the wrong page, or open the wrong PDF file, and hackers can take over the device.

A Thursday report from Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security indicated a critical vulnerability in the way iOS devices – the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch – deal with PDFs.  The report said a hacker taking advantage of the weakness would be gain access to a users’ “confidential information” including passwords, email, and bank data.

Apple said it is working on the issue.


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