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    Researchers attack iPhone via SMS

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    From Elinor Mills LAS VEGAS--Researchers have discovered a way to take complete control over an iPhone merely by sending special SMS messages and demonstrated it on my iPhone at the Black Hat security conference on Wednesday.

    Other headlines at the Conf:
    • Security experts' sites hacked on eve of conference
    • Clampi Trojan stealing online bank data
    • Microsoft offers patches to ward off ActiveX attacks
    • Hacker named to Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Although an attacker could exploit the hole to make calls, steal data, send text messages, and do basically anything that I can do with my iPhone, the researchers were kind and merely rendered it temporarily inoperable.

    Here's what happened....

    Complete story here.
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    Yet another reason why I love my BB!!!

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    And I was thinking of buying an iphone 3Gs..
    Guess ill stick with the BB
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    Thank goodness I did not stray with the new iphone. Okay, i gotta go back to making out with my bb lol
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    Lol. Not good news for Apple.
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    Haha...that's what apple gets for being a sellout
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    i gotta show this to the IT guy at work....he's been telling me how the iPhone is soooooooo great and blah blah blah......

    yea, buddy?!? not so great after all, huh?!?!?
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    Not good news at all for apple but sadly, I wonder how may phones this can actually be done with since the iPhone is not the first with this security hole.

    I think blackberries are safe though, there was a thread somewhere about a hacker conference that had a reward for anyone that could hack into a select few smart phones - blackberry was one that couldn't be hacked... externally at least. I'll have to try and find it.

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    Here it is:
    http://forums.pinstack.com/f52/iphone_blackberry_smartphone_hacking_contest_pays_10_a-103461/
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    Funny

    I love the line about, "Apple has known about it for months and its still not fixed" and how google even fixed it in like 2-3 days on their systems.
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    All apple cares about is getting your money,they are a joke
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    is the new patch from Apple, supposed to resolve this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by srinivasvk92 View Post
    is the new patch from Apple, supposed to resolve this?
    Yes, it's exactly why the patch (3.0.1) came out 2 days ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb51780 View Post
    All apple cares about is getting your money,they are a joke
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    And how does this equate to apple getting your money? The update/fix is free ?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by calm_tiger View Post
    And how does this equate to apple getting your money? The update/fix is free ?!?
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    because it took them so long to make the fix, they didnt care as long as it wasnt public information and made them look bad. They knew about it for months and denied it. making a patch for a flaw isnt free, they have to pay a programmer or team to find the flaw and fix it carefully

    Apple is rapidly trying to be the new M$
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    I hear ya.....but unfortunately yeah it is all about the money also. No carrier can deny this.
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