Every iPhone can be hacked by a single text message
Hackers can take control of any iPhone, by sending a simple text message containing a square symbol.
Apple has known for "over a month" that its customers are at risk, but has not fixed the problem. They can no longer ignore their responsibility with all of the media attention today. Apple and its expensive brands are all about marketing PR.
This major security flaw in Apple's software was demonstrated last night by the researchers who first discovered it, in a desperate attempt to shame Apple into releasing a patch. It's the latest in a long series of vulnerabilities which put iPhone users at risk. Apple's PR machine has tried to deflect criticism by listing the phone's security features, but experts say they've never before seen encryption implemented so poorly.
My advice to the average consumer is to be cautious about exposing data that you want to keep secure to any electronic device.
31 July 2009
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