IPhone Security Flaw Will Be Fixed.

Posted: Jul 31 2009, 10:40am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 3:35pm CDT, in News | Apple


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Yesterday we brought you news of the announcement being made at today's Black Hat conference. Charlie Miller and Collin Mulliner, two independent security experts, told the world today of a glitch in iPhone SMS security that would allow remote hackers to take over any iPhone they wished. Miller and Mulliner informed Apple of the flaw a month ago, but were not given any promise of a fix.

Apparently, though, the two men made more of an impression on Apple execs than they'd thought. A spokesman for UK carrier O2 said today that a patch fixing the vulnerability will be released this Saturday though iTunes. The vulnerability also effects Windows Mobile and Android phones, and Google has already taken steps to address the issue.

I think we all owe men like Miller and Mulliner a great deal of thanks. Instead of using their technical know-how and skill to profit themselves or mess with a lot of people's lives, they use it to expose issues like this before they can become serious problems. Thanks a bundle for the warning guys, and good luck on catching the next one.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/5" rel="author">Robert Evans</a>
The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
Robert can be contacted directly at robert@i4u.com.




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