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O2: SMS iPhone patch coming Saturday

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, July 31, 2009
News Categories: iPhone

A patch to fix the SMS vulnerability publicized yesterday by cybersecurity researchers Charlie Miller and Colin Mulliner is to be patched in an update that will be released on Saturday, according to an O2 spokesperson. “We will be communicating to customers both through the website and proactively,” the spokesperson told BBC News. “We always recommend our customers update their iPhone with the latest software and this is no different.” According to Miller and Mulliner, the vulnerability would allow a series of mostly invisible SMS bursts to give a hacker nearly complete control over the phone’s functions, including dialing the phone, accessing the Internet, turning on the camera and/or microphone, and sending more text messages to further propagate the hack. [via Mac Rumors]

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1

hehe proactively…. so they’re gonna send SMS’s to the devices utilizing the exploit, and using that to patch the phones ? wink

Posted by Whacko on July 31, 2009 at 8:39 AM (PDT)

2

The Patch is out!

Posted by J on July 31, 2009 at 11:25 AM (PDT)

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