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iPhone security flaw could give hackers ‘complete control’

A new security flaw found in the iPhone’s software could give hackers “complete control” of the device. Researchers from Independent Security Evaluators, a firm that tests its clients’ computer security by attempting to hack into it, said that they were able to get access to the phone through a Wi-Fi connection or by loading a web page containing malicious code. Doing so allowed them to tap into the information contained on the phone, such as SMS text messaging records and contact information. “Once you did manage to find a hole, you were in complete control,” said Charles A. Miller, principal security analyst for ISE. The security firm alerted Apple to the security flaw this week, and shared a recommended patch for the problem. “Apple takes security very seriously and has a great track record of addressing potential vulnerabilities before they can affect users,” said company spokeswoman Lynn Fox. “We’re looking into the report submitted by I.S.E. and always welcome feedback on how to improve our security,” she said.

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yeah, I’ve heard aboput it 2 1/2 weeks ago and I was not sure if It was true. But hey,.. The Iphone is a computer and like a computer it has computer problems BUT there are patches that you can and will have to download .. probly over ITunes. So it’s not a really big thing….

Like a Desktop you will need to maintain the system of the IPhone.

Posted by Dennis on July 23, 2007 at 8:11 AM (PDT)

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i hope they suceed, i cant wait to have one smile sooner or later they will crack it

Posted by superbientotal on July 23, 2007 at 9:41 AM (PDT)

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Actually, the “complete control” that they refer to here has nothing to do with unlocking the iPhone or making it do anything it isn’t otherwise supposed to do, beyond providing remote access to the data and applications on it.  In this case, it refers to a hacker getting into it remotely to access your personal data.

This is definitely not a good thing…

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on July 23, 2007 at 9:59 AM (PDT)

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