IPhone Safari And Mail Open To Phishing Attacks

Posted: Jul 28 2008, 1:33pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:42am CDT, in Mobile Phones


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It's not hard to guess what fruit is related to the most popular smartphone around right now. The Apple iPhone is the hottest mobile phone in years. A flaw has been found that could leave the iPhone open to malicious attacks.

Security researcher Aviv Raff has found that by creating a special UL and sending it via email to an iPhone and attacker can convince the user that a url in the email is legitimate when it is in fact spoofed.

When the link in the email is clicked the spoofed domain name remains in the browser as well giving the user no indication that the website is fake. According to Raff, iPhone's on 1.1.4 and 2.0 firmwares are affected. Raff says he is withholding details to take advantage of the vulnerability until a patch is offered by Apple.

Via PocketLint

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