Apple iPhone SMS vulnerability hack: Will patch fix problem

Apple’s iPhone has certainly been surrounded with huge amounts of hype, that we are actually quite pleasantly surprised that there hasn’t been more holes discovered over the recent years. The last major iPhone exploit to hit the surface actually happened two years ago, but now according to OS X security expert Charlie Miller there is another storm coming to light.

At the SyScan conference in Singapore Mr Miller disclosed that another hole was about to emerge and that this would allow attackers to run a software code on the phone that which is sent by SMS over a mobile operators network in order to monitor the location of the phone using GPS, you can even turn on the phones microphone to listen in on conversations, or force the phone to join a distributed denial of service attack or a botnet.

The vulnerability in detail is expected in to be disclosed in full at the Black Hat conference, but Apple are confident they will have the matter all patched up by the end of the month.

Source – engadgetmobile.com


One thought on “Apple iPhone SMS vulnerability hack: Will patch fix problem”

  1. nick dafos says:

    i know this is not the right topic but…..

    do you know if there is a supplier of verizon, att or other us carrier pre-paid phones that can ship outside of the u.s ?

    i actually want to order one of the us carriers pre paid phones but cant find a supplier that sells outside the u.s. 🙁

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