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The bug was discovered by noted iPhone hacker Charlie Miller, who first talked about the issue at the SyScan conference in Singapore. At the time, he said he'd discovered a...
07-29-2009, 06:38 AM #1
iPhone SMS Attack!
The bug was discovered by noted iPhone hacker Charlie Miller, who first talked about the issue at the SyScan conference in Singapore. At the time, he said he'd discovered a way to crash the iPhone via SMS, and that he thought that the crash could ultimately lead to working attack code.
Since, then he's been working hard, and he now says he's able to take over the iPhone with a series of malicious SMS messages. In an interview Tuesday, Miller said he will show how this can be done during a presentation at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas this Thursday with security researcher Collin Mulliner.
Anyone elses opinions? I felt like a little rant anyways.
07-29-2009, 06:50 AM #2
Wow, very interesting... i would love to see the demo...
07-31-2009, 12:04 PM #33.0.1 Update is out for this!!
iPhone OS 3.0.1 Software Update
Fixes SMS vulnerability.
Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 3G
• iPhone 3GS
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