Text Messages Can Hijack Your IPhone And Windows Phone

Posted: Jul 30 2009, 2:01am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 3:33pm CDT, in News | Apple

 

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Today at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas researchers Charlie Miller and Collin Mulliner will demonstrate how to hijack an iPhone via text messages.
Apparently they found a big security hole in the SMS feature of the iPhone that lets hackers take over your iPhone remotely. This sounds really bad. Before just blaming it all on Apple, the researchers found similar security holes in Windows Mobile.
Android is not safe either as the researches can knock Android phones off the network with just some SMS messages.
More details on Forbes. Via Wired.

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