iPhone SMS vulnerability found ~ Cell Phone Reviews

iPhone SMS vulnerability found


Written on 7/03/2009 02:35:00 PM by poison_ivy

It seems someone has discovered a vulnerability on the iPhone. Charlie Miller, has found a vulnerability that allows an attacker to send an SMS to an iPhone owner which would run a malicious code that would run different programs without the owner knowing.

Some of the things the malicious code could do include monitoring you using the phone's GPS, turn on the microphone so the attacker can eavesdrop on your conversation, or use your iPhone as a botnet or join a distributed denial of service attack.

Hmm, sounds like an iPhone spying program that's already in the wild. Anyways, the one who discovered the vulnerability is working with Apple to patch it so iPhone users need not worry.


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