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Major iPhone SMS Vunerability Found

Major iPhone SMS Vunerability Found

Posted July 2, 2009 at 4:48pm by iClarified
A major vulnerability in how the iPhone handles SMS has been found by security researcher Charlie Miller.

During a presentation at the SyScan conference in Singapore, Miller announced the vunerability and warned of its capabilities.

"The SMS vulnerability allows an attacker to run software code on the phone that is sent by SMS over a mobile operator's network. The malicious code could include commands to monitor the location of the phone using GPS, turn on the phone's microphone to eavesdrop on conversations, or make the phone join a distributed denial of service attack or a botnet."

According to HotHardware, Miller has made an arrangement with Apple giving them until the Black Hat USA expo in Las Vegas to fix the issue.

Apple says they will have a fix ready "later this month."

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john - July 3, 2009 at 4:27am
That would have been a nice possibility of jailbreaking the 3gs. so we would have had two possibilities. But now apple will fix BOTH.
Kyle Flanagan
Kyle Flanagan - July 3, 2009 at 1:41am
Much Ado About Nothing!
Silvio - July 2, 2009 at 7:56pm
Dang. In a non-malicious world, one could potentially have made a webpage where you simply enter your phone number to get SMS'd a jailbreak.
Jay - July 2, 2009 at 7:13pm
Sushi Ran?
futuregator15 - July 2, 2009 at 8:25pm
Yea sushi can run.. duhh lol
--F- - July 3, 2009 at 11:23am
sushi run run run can RUN
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