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Critical exploit found in iPhone

Posted on Monday, July 23 2007 @ 17:38:19 CEST by


Security researchers have found a bug in the Apple iPhone which enables hackers to remotely control the iPhone through a WiFi connection or by luring users to a website that contains malicious code:
Although Apple built considerable security measures into its device, said Charles A. Miller, the principal security analyst for the firm, “Once you did manage to find a hole, you were in complete control.” The firm, based in Baltimore, alerted Apple about the vulnerability this week and recommended a software patch that could solve the problem.

A spokeswoman for Apple, Lynn Fox, said, “Apple takes security very seriously and has a great track record of addressing potential vulnerabilities before they can affect users.”

“We’re looking into the report submitted by I.S.E. and always welcome feedback on how to improve our security,” she said.

There is no evidence that this flaw had been exploited or that users had been affected.
Source: NY Times


 



 

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