23 July 2007

Say Good Bye to iPhone!

According to NY Times, Researchers at a security firm Independent Security Evaluators have announced that they have found a vulnerability in the Apple iPhone that allows them to extract personal information and "take control" of the device from a malicious website or WiFi connection.

In a video, they have presented a demo of of the exploit as well as answers to questions, but does not provide would-be hackers any detailed instructions. Apple has reportedly been notified of findings. A full disclosure of the hack will be released at the BlackHat conference on August 2nd, while a preliminary is currently available.

According to the site, in their proof of concept, the exploit can read the log of SMS messages, address book, call history, voicemail data and transmit it to the malicious site.

Read the remarks of principle security analyst here in detail.

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