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Web-Based iOS 4 Jailbreaking Tool Exposes Security Vulnerability

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A few days ago, a new web-based iOS 4 jailbreaking tool properly called “JailbreakMe” was released. The tool quickly became popular and was praised for its innovation and simplicity. However, JailbreakMe is making headlines once again for a totally different reason. Turns out that the JailbreakMe utilizes a security vulnerability in iOS to be able to do its duty. However, concerns have been raised that malicious individuals could exploit the same security vulnerability to deliver malware attacks on any of the iOS-based devices such as iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads. The security hole is found on the iOS PDF viewer. Specially-crafted fonts are embedded into a PDF document. Processing the embedded font causes a stack overflow, which will allow the program to easily bypass the iOS security. Thereby allowing hackers to take full control of the device. The rest, as they say, is history. JailbreakMe itself is currently a benign tool. However, we can’t say the same about the many hackers lurking through the dark alleys of the Internet searching for unsuspecting victims. The JailbreakMe tool could potentially be reverse-engineered to pull off their malevolent plans.

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Have a question? Facebook may have an answer ( facebo )

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Facebook Inc. officially took the wraps off of its new question-and-answer feature Wednesday. Millions of people already ask their friends questions on the site each day. This way users can get “a broader set of answers and learn valuable information from people knowledgeable on a range of topics,” Black Ross, a director of product management at Facebook, wrote in a company blog post. The feature called Facebook Questions gives users a way to tap into the “collective knowledge” of more than 500 million people, Ross said. The questions, and the answers, will be public so anyone on the Internet can see them. The only way to ask a question privately is by posing it as a status update on your profile. That openness is reminiscent of other services that let people ask and answer questions. As we wrote earlier this week, major Internet players and start-ups are experimenting with how to quickly route people to the answers they want, some by connecting them with people with specific expertise or knowledge. Think of the effort as a way to give everyone their own personal search engine.

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Facebook Unveils Beta 'Questions' Feature ( facebo )

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Facebook on Wednesday introduced a beta program that lets users pose questions to the community at large. Facebook Questions will let its users ask questions on a variety of topics. Do you need restaurant recommendations? Want to know what the best smartphone is? Use the power of 500 million Facebook users to get your answer. Facebook is currently rolling out the feature to a limited number of users, but when it does launch, there will be an "Ask Question" icon next to a picture of a light bulb on top of your Facebook homepage. Any questions posted via Facebook Questions are public and visible to everyone on the Internet, Facebook said. All your friends and their friends will also be able to see your questions, so this might not be the best forum to make particularly personal queries. Facebook, however, envisioned the feature as a place to ask more innocuous questions. The site also added the option to include a poll or add a photo. Want to know what kind of flower is growing in your backyard? Take a photo and add it to Facebook Questions. Which game console should you buy – Wii or Xbox? Create a poll.

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Facebook launches Questions product in beta ( facebo )

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After it was spotted, Yeti-like, by a few eagle-eyed observers this spring, Facebook has officially launched its Facebook Questions product in a limited beta test--and it may have some big implications for the Web. "Millions of people ask their friends questions on Facebook every day. What new music should I listen to? Where's the best sushi place in town? How do I learn to play the piano?" a Facebook blog post announcing the new feature explained. "With this new application, you can get a broader set of answers and learn valuable information from people knowledgeable on a range of topics." About 1 percent of Facebook users will have early beta access to Facebook Questions, and it will be gradually rolled out to the rest of Facebook's 500-million-plus active users after that. Any Facebook user can ask a question from a new "question dashboard," the profile "publisher" that lets members update their statuses and add photos, or through the search box. They can tag their questions with category keywords, too, and those tags will eventually be used to fill up an aggregate "questions" tab on relevant Community Pages on Facebook.

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Kanye West performs for Facebook, joins Twitter( facebo )

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With the release of a new album approaching, Kanye (KAHN'-yay) West is making sure he's up to date with the social networking sites. He joined Twitter on Wednesday, one day after going to the offices of Facebook, in Palo Alto, Calif., to preview some of his new material. Videos of him rapping a cappella while standing on a conference table have been posted on YouTube. On his website afterward, West posted a letter to Facebook, thanking the staff for their support: "Your energy was a gift so electric, so genuine, that it really helped me give my best."

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