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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...
07-29-2009, 04:18 PM #1
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.
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
07-29-2009, 04:24 PM #2
I read up on it a bit and it seems that it gives the sender of the sms root access. Any chance perhaps those that jailbroke and have changed the root/mobile passwords would be a little safer?
This is not my cup of tea, just since the jailbreakers have more access to the phone then the regular user, I'm thinking maybe there is a way for us to combat this before the apple patch is released?
07-29-2009, 04:24 PM #3
Errr well that sucks.
07-29-2009, 04:25 PM #4
I wonder... after turning it off, will rebooting it fix the problem?
07-29-2009, 04:30 PM #5
07-29-2009, 04:30 PM #6
Maybe AT&T can block the text from coming through, since they seem to be so good at blocking things. Not a help to those unlocked, but its a start
07-29-2009, 04:33 PM #7
This is not good.
07-29-2009, 04:34 PM #8
can anyone point me to a tutorial or forum regarding changing the root password on a 3GS. so long, alpine!
07-29-2009, 04:34 PM #9
07-29-2009, 04:40 PM #10
credit? what can you buy with this credit?
07-29-2009, 04:41 PM #11
07-29-2009, 04:42 PM #12
OMGWTFBBQ OUR iPHONES ARE AT RISK. ARM THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS!
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07-29-2009, 04:45 PM #13
the drug dealers and cell tower destroyers are one step closer!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07-29-2009, 04:45 PM #14
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07-29-2009, 04:47 PM #15
Scary, just scary. OMG
07-29-2009, 04:48 PM #16
I'm guessing we won't know if changing the root password will help until after the exploit is made public.
I've always thought changing it from the default was a good thing though either way.
07-29-2009, 05:16 PM #17
07-29-2009, 05:25 PM #18
I don't think changing the password will help. LMAO
07-29-2009, 05:28 PM #19
07-29-2009, 05:29 PM #20
if u get that text will removing the sim card stop it???
instead of turning off cuz taking out the sim is quicker