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Apple to Release Fix for SMS Flaw on Saturday?

Apple to Release Fix for SMS Flaw on Saturday?

Posted July 31, 2009 at 12:14pm by iClarified
An O2 spokesperson has told BBC that Apple will release a fix on Saturday for a major security flaw with iPhone SMS.

Security experts Collin Mulliner and Charlie Miller have discovered a bug which will allow hackers to completely take over your iPhone with a single character SMS.

They presented the exploit at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, explaining that it works by slightly modifying the data sent by the network which is not seen by the user.

Apple had been informed of the exploit over a month ago; however, they have not as of yet taken steps to prevent it.

According to O2 a fix should be available through iTunes on Saturday.

"We will be communicating to customers both through the website and proactively,"

"We always recommend our customers update their iPhone with the latest software and this is no different."

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Budwizer - July 31, 2009 at 3:50pm
It's already out. v3.0.1
wraithdu - July 31, 2009 at 1:01pm
I wonder if it will be 3.1 or a small update, 3.0.2. That would be a bit annoying for the jailbreak community.
GB - July 31, 2009 at 12:52pm
LMAO- Achilles heel x10
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