1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar

    As we reported in May, Apple is preparing an update for iOS 7 dubbed iOS 7.1.2 that will fix a variety of different bugs, including one bug in particular that would cause e-mail attachments to reside on iOS devices unencrypted and easily visible by unwanted eyes. iOS developer Ryan Petrich released a jailbreak tweak called AttachmentEncryptor shortly after to patch this problem for those with jailbroken iOS 7 devices that aren't interested in upgrading to the iOS 7.1.2 update when it's available.

    Recent reports indicate that iOS 7.1.2 is not far from being launched now. MacRumors seems pretty confident that the update will be out some time in the next week or so, but this is only speculation. iOS 8 will be released to the public in the Fall.

    The update is also reportedly meant to fix a vulnerability issue on the iOS 7 Lock Screen that could let an unwanted user bypass any passcodes you may have set, as our Akshay Masand reported on earlier this month, in addition to the e-mail attachment encryption issue. With that being said, it will be a minor update for iOS 7 users with security fixes and not much else.

    If you are jailbroken, you should avoid this update by all means. iOS 7.1.2, like iOS 7.1 and later, cannot be jailbroken with the evasi0n7 jailbreak tool. Hackers will likely wait until the public release of iOS 8 before attempting to release a public jailbreak, so updating to iOS 7.1.2 would leave you without a jailbreak until then.

    On the other hand, if you have no intention of jailbreaking, or you are already on a firmware that cannot be jailbroken and want the additional security, then your best option would be to go ahead and update.

    If and when iOS 7.1.2 is released to the public, we will be sure to keep you updated on what's new in the update, so stay tuned!

    Sources: MacRumors
    2014-06-21 05:49 AM
  2. thazsar's Avatar
    Hope my work doesn't force me to update my phone... That would suck butt!
    2014-06-21 06:16 AM
  3. exNavy's Avatar
    So get your own phone if you need a jailbroken one. Your employer's property is theirs to decide what happens to it.
    2014-06-21 01:21 PM
  4. thazsar's Avatar
    It's not their property, though... It's mine (meaning, I bought it). I could get a 2nd phone but I'd just have two of 'my property' w/ their certificates installed on it.

    I'd rather carry around 'their' iPad and use that as my gateway to their system.
    2014-06-21 06:12 PM
  5. Answer1o1's Avatar
    No such thing as "forced" updating. You tap update brah
    2014-06-21 08:07 PM
  6. thazsar's Avatar
    Lol! I know that!
    My work will remove Enterprise Access for firmwares that are below a certain version. If they choose to remove 7.0.x compatibility, then I either go w/out Enterprise Access (crucial to my job) or update.
    2014-06-21 08:27 PM
  7. mmaboi21's Avatar
    No such thing as "forced" updating. You tap update brah
    2014-06-21 11:20 PM
  8. ggab's Avatar
    No such thing as "forced" updating. You tap update brah
    Well there's a way to indirectly force an update. On my network at work that I administer I choose what iOS versions I allow to remotely access the network. I can also remotely lock down the iOS devices that I manage as I choose. Corporate security is a big deal for us obviously.
    2014-06-22 05:30 AM
  9. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
    Interesting news,

    To bad admins here never answer PM's
    2014-06-22 06:28 AM
  10. jackbauerctu's Avatar
    Apple should really focus on iOS 8 instead of 7. Maybe that way they'll get better at squashing bugs. Is it me or is beta 2 worse than beta 1?

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    2014-06-23 07:01 PM