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  • Hijacking All iPhones via SMS
    Cybersecurity researchers Charlie Miller and Collin Mulliner discovered how to completely hijack any iPhone via SMS. Tomorrow (Thursday) they plan on publicize and reveal the vulnerability at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. They will be demonstrating how to send a series of SMS burst to the iPhone which will allow them to take complete control of EVERYTHNIG on the device and then propagate the attack by sending more SMS messages via the hijacked iPhone. According to Miller
    This is serious. The only thing you can do to prevent it is turn off your phone . . . Someone could pretty quickly take over every iPhone in the world with this.
    Since Apple has yet to address this iPhone vulnerability even though Miller and Mulliner notified Apple over a month ago. Miller suggests that if you receive a text message on your iPhone any time after Thursday afternoon containing only a single square character you should turn the device off immediately.

    This vulnerability should be heeded and patched by Apple asap (3.1 firmware anyone?). Miller knows his stuff, he was the first one to remotely hjack the iPhone in 2007 via the former bug in iPhone Safari -- old skool, as in jailbreakme.com old skool

    via forbes thx steven and jcrod73 for the tip
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hijacking All iPhones via SMS started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 250 Comments
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Haha. I should probably get one of those apps too then. I can never decide what to order anywhere!
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      ok reading about here (ALWAYS make it a point to come here),I have to say I HATE YOU ALL!!! I had a dream that my phone got that stupid box symbol and I went thru a huge panic phase with shutting down and even full blown restoring my phone and I lost everything...When I woke up that first thing I did was check my phone for the "box"...

      I think I spent to much time reading about this
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^
      Congrats. You are now the king of paranoia
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tower72 View Post
      ok reading about here (ALWAYS make it a point to come here),I have to say I HATE YOU ALL!!! I had a dream that my phone got that stupid box symbol and I went thru a huge panic phase with shutting down and even full blown restoring my phone and I lost everything...When I woke up that first thing I did was check my phone for the "box"...

      I think I spent to much time reading about this
      Now is not the time to give up, the hack is being released right now to a room full of hackers
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      Dont people say that what you supposedly dream about is the last thing on your mind before you go to sleep or something?

      Well my brother has a 3G also and he got me alittle concerned about this so I decided to do alittle info checking.Regardless,as a previous poster commented,what could they get access to,my mp3s?

      My phones not used to anything "important" anyway
    1. mobsta's Avatar
      mobsta -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Now is not the time to give up, the hack is being released right now to a room full of hackers
      says who??
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Now is not the time to give up, the hack is being released right now to a room full of hackers
      ok that did NOT help :P
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by mobsta View Post
      says who??
      The presentation is going on right now.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by mobsta View Post
      says who??
      Says the person presenting it.
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      Ok. Well at least we will get real info regarding it. And hopefully someone can work on a patch before apple
    1. monk444's Avatar
      monk444 -
      I have had a few dreams about people dropping my phone, screen melting and guts falling out. haha I came off a Samsung behold...I feel sorry for anybody that paid retail for that. Don't get me wrong it's a great phone but it is no iphone.
    1. Mentalikryst's Avatar
      Mentalikryst -
      Where is the info? I thought the iPhone SMS was 11:30 to 12:30 PST (-7/-8) at the Blackhat conference...Its 1:27 PST...
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mentalikryst View Post
      Where is the info? I thought the iPhone SMS was 11:30 to 12:30 PST (-7/-8) at the Blackhat conference...Its 1:27 PST...
      because it's not PST right now


























      it's PDT

      we are observing DST right now
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ lol
    1. sungod661's Avatar
      sungod661 -
      AS MENTIONED numerous time this is all B.S no risk anywhwere or anyone. However it is clear from reading if for example a freind of yours who has youre number was interested he could get into youre phone and in the very least crash youre phone.

      that being said i wouldnt lose any sleep .......end of story
    1. lifted206's Avatar
      lifted206 -
      :[ having issues with changing my root pass.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      How's it BS?
      I wouldn't lose any sleep over it but I would be aware that there is a problem.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ +1
    1. Mentalikryst's Avatar
      Mentalikryst -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      because it's not PST right now

      it's PDT

      we are observing DST right now
      W/E, Pacific time in the USA....
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -












      lol