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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. algojobathosai's Avatar
      algojobathosai -
      Scary...
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      Oh dammit Stealth..now I have to shut off my computer
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^_^
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Sorry ◻
    1. ugshotgun's Avatar
      ugshotgun -
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      This is the code that I wrote to prevent it from happening to my iPHone; feel free to use it, it will protect you from the darkside!

      CHris
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^^Sweettt
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^^ Thanks so much. But I think you might be underestimating the power of the ◻
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^^Didn't realize it was that easy, thanks Chris. lmao
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      It doesn't even show up
      Only in my email.◻
    1. Zehlek's Avatar
      Zehlek -
      Nothing yet
    1. flintoff's Avatar
      flintoff -
      lolz yea nothing came up yet hope i never get any
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by mentalikryst View Post
      w/e, pacific time in the usa....




      lc
    1. ifonemaniac's Avatar
      ifonemaniac -
      Woohoo! i don't have a data plan...so they open safari...so they can't download the malicious software!!! This is the first time not having a data plan actually made me happy...
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      On a side note my GF has gotten an open square and open triangle symbol before as a text message. It wasnt sent by anyone and could not reply to it either. This has happened a few times over the last few months.

      Quote Originally Posted by ifonemaniac View Post
      Woohoo! i don't have a data plan...so they open safari...so they can't download the malicious software!!! This is the first time not having a data plan actually made me happy...
      Just because you dont have a data plan doesnt mean you cant use data and or surf the internet
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^^Watch out
    1. IvanPK's Avatar
      IvanPK -
      The writing’s on the wall
      It won’t go away
      It’s an Omen
      You just run, an automation
      Now!
    1. mkblade's Avatar
      mkblade -
      well i guess i dont hav to wry..cuz my phone just decided to stay at the evil apple logo of death....(i so hope I dont hav to go to "genius" bar)

      Though...this is pretty interesting, as like someone had said, if the researchers know how to do this, then y r they taking a risk of showing the whole wrld bout it and "teaching" them 2 do it...so wut then all iphones can be controlled by some hacker?!
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^^ Hold home+power until it reboots. If it's still stuck there then hold home+power until it shuts down then go into DFU mode & Restore.

      And because they are trying to pretty much "force" apple into releasing a patch.
    1. A3gOwner's Avatar
      A3gOwner -
      I wrapped my phone in aluminum foil, hope that stops it. I know it is a different type SMS than the normal SMS messages so couldn't we configure it to send these commands to say /dev/null? I really haven't looked into this but it really doesn't bother me. I can see this being used as a dos attack, could u imagine a million iPhones bringing down a major network? That's crazy. The conference is over ne body got a link to more info?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Let's all go after AT&T!