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Jailbroken iPhones Send Push Notifications to Random Strangers?

Jailbroken iPhones Send Push Notifications to Random Strangers?

Posted July 21, 2009 at 11:39am by iClarified · 12168 views
Certain jailbroken iPhones may be sending your push notifications to complete strangers, says Till Schadde, founder of Equinux.

According to a Tech Crunch report, Schadde has discovered a bug that sends your AIM messages to random recipients without your knowledge or consent. The problem only seems to occur with jailbroken devices.

Schadde was sending a message from his desktop to his iPhone when he received a message back from a complete stranger. The recipient also forwarded him a screenshot of the notification he received.

On his Twitter feed Schadde posts that, there seems to be a brand new hack that reactivates push with the effect that received msg are broadcasted to strangers

We are looking into this matter and will post more information once it becomes available. If you have experienced this or know of a fix please share it in the comments.

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Howard
Howard - July 22, 2009 at 2:32pm
This happens from time to time, yes! And I guess this is also why I sometimes don't get push notifications ment for me either, cause they're sent off to someone else...right? =/
Push
Push - August 6, 2009 at 5:01pm
Ok... I'm having this problem too and it's happening on all of my chatting apps that stay logged in when I don't have the program open. One thing that is happening to me that I haven't seen anyone really mention is that I'm not actually getting any of my own push notifications and just other peoples... (actually... as I'm writing this I got the first one ever meant just for me) I'd like to know more about how the identifiers work... It would seem to me that the phone's unique id (IEMI) would be recognized by there server and that's the identifier. I'm probably wrong however... I'm on tmobile and it looks like I sometimes get push notifications for me (mostly never) and I frequently get other peoples notifications. It definitely has to be a problem with "Push Fix" because it's happening across all apps with push notification If there is one "identifier" that is on 1000 different phones... your push notifications are liable to go ANYWHERE!
Ely
Ely - July 22, 2009 at 1:46pm
I had the same problem, does anyone know how to fixed?
DIEGO RA
DIEGO RA - July 22, 2009 at 12:29am
I use +IM //That hapenned to me like 10 times, its say xxxxxx@xxx.com and the message. i dont know who's the user of the message i got.. __________________ Iphone 2g Jailbreaked
James
James - July 21, 2009 at 8:47pm
Does this affect 3GS phones or only the 2g phones?
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