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  • Here's Why You Should Update to iOS 7.0.6 if You Haven't Already


    iOS 7.0.6 was released a couple of days ago with a fix for a really nasty SSL connection verification bug that could leave you susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks on wireless networks from people with malicious intent snooping on your Web activity.

    Since SSL connection verification is commonly used in secure Web communication for Web sites like PayPal and other banking or money-handling Web sites, having this bug would have left you wide open to an inexperienced "hacker" that wants to listen in on your Web activity and steal information, or worse, money.

    The vulnerability affected many iOS devices on different firmware versions, and Mac OS X machines are also still plagued by the bug. While Apple released iOS 7.0.6 to fix the problem on iOS devices, they have not yet answered the Mac OS X community and are expected to in the near future.

    Notably, iOS 7.0.6 can still be jailbroken by evasi0n7, so if you haven't updated to iOS 7.0.6 yet, we would highly recommend that you do go through with the update so that you protect yourself from the nasty SSL connection verification bug. iOS hacker pod2g announced on Twitter yesterday that the bug can affect your security in Mobile Safari, Mail, Facebook, Twitter, and Messages among several other different kinds of applications:





    Pod2g also recommends updating to iOS 7.0.6 instead of installing some home-brew fix for the SSL connection verification bug, as this is ultimately the safest and most secure way to go about things.

    Since OTA (over the air) updating is disabled on devices jailbroken with evasi0n7, if you're already jailbroken on an earlier version of iOS, then you should download the update through iTunes. You should perform an iTunes backup of your iOS device to save all of your user settings and personal data before going through with the update, and you can right-click on your device on the left sidebar of iTunes and click "transfer purchases" to make sure that all of your apps, music, and other content gets transferred to your library.

    After you've backed up your iOS device and everything on it, you can then place your device into DFU mode and restore to the iOS 7.0.6 firmware you downloaded. Once the restore is finished, you can choose to restore your iOS device from a backup in iTunes, and you can select the backup you made prior to the restore.

    After your device is running iOS 7.0.6 and your settings, applications, and media have all been restored and synced, you can launch the latest version of evasi0n7 (version 1.0.6), which was released just yesterday with support for iOS 7.0.6, and you can jailbreak your iOS device and re-download all of the jailbreak tweaks that you had installed prior to updating your iOS device. Because you made a backup, all of your jailbreak tweak settings should all still be there and you shouldn't have to reconfigure them (I didn't have to for mine).

    For a guide on how to jailbreak your iOS 7.0.6 device, whether you're re-jailbreaking or jailbreaking your iOS 7.0.6 device for the first time, you can follow this link.

    If you plan on going through with the update, you should do so soon. iOS 7.1 is reportedly launching in the middle of March and it patches the evasi0n7 jailbreak. You should get yourself to iOS 7.0.6 soon so that you're not forced to upgrade to iOS 7.1 when it comes out. Once it's out, Apple won't sign iOS 7.0.6 anymore.

    Sources: pod2g
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Why You Should Update to iOS 7.0.6 if You Haven't Already started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      hackers can look at my iphone all they want. I never put personal or critical info in my phone anyway. I don't have the patience to do everything all over again specially with 7.1 looming.
      Uhh, you don't seem to know what Man in the Middle attacks are capable of without functional SSL. Launch your banking app? Account stolen. Check your email? Login details stolen along with the everything needed to reset and access every other account you have associated with it. Don't play around with this one!
    1. xWalmartCandyx's Avatar
      xWalmartCandyx -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2moon View Post
      Many apps/tweaks I had on 7.0.4 don't seem to work on 7.0.6 or I can't even find on my sources (MultiIconMover+).
      Now did I miss something here or developers have to release a compatible version of their apps to work with 7.0.6?
      All tweaks/apps work with iOS 7.0.6
    1. 2moon's Avatar
      2moon -
      Quote Originally Posted by xWalmartCandyx View Post
      All tweaks/apps work with iOS 7.0.6
      Yeah, I corrected myself on previous page.
      After I deleted/reinstalled BigBoss repo all was fine.
    1. DucMike's Avatar
      DucMike -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Went smoothly. Wonder what 7.1 is going to be like.....
      Wish I could say the same. Did my back-up, my restore & update and my re-jailbreak, but I just can't seem to get it to do a backup restore. Keep getting a message "iTunes could not restore iPhone XXXX because not enough free space is available on the iPhone.". What gives? According to iTunes, I have 7.75Gb free on the phone. What do I do to fix this?
    1. ogkikz's Avatar
      ogkikz -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      The only glitch I ran into was, iTunes wouldn't do the download+update in one step. I had to choose the Download-only option, then update. Of course I backed up first on iTunes. I also have the Cydia app PKGBackup installed, so I used that too to save all my Cydia apps and settings.

      After that the evasi0n jailbreak was easy and I first restored PKGBackup, then recovered all previous Cydia apps. To my surprise I didn't even have to provide any passwords again and everything, including my prior jailbreak icon configuration, was restored. So it was as easy as could be but still took a couple of hours waiting for the iTunes download, synching, backup, restore, etc. but well worth it to patch this serious security hole. Damn good thing this was fixed now and not in 7.1.


      aigth so pkgbackup workin good rigth? im using it for 1st time hope i dont have issues..wish me luck lol.
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      Uhh, you don't seem to know what Man in the Middle attacks are capable of without functional SSL. Launch your banking app? Account stolen. Check your email? Login details stolen along with the everything needed to reset and access every other account you have associated with it. Don't play around with this one!
      I decided to update to 7.0.6 after all. It seems like there won't be a jailbreak for 7.1 for some time if any until 8.0. Also it seems that this firmware version is the most stable as well. It took a while but I'm happy I did it.

      Also I never submit credit card info or do banking with my iphone for this very reason.