In the beginning of July, security expert Charlie Miller announced that he had found a theoretical vulnerability in the iPhone SMS app that allows for eavesdropping. Now he’s back on the radar and ready for prime time, as he will be demonstrating a working version of his exploit, apparently already later today at the Black Hat conference.
According to Charlie Miller, Apple was said to provide a security update before the end of July. So far nothing, but there’s still time…
As a comfort to us iPhone freaks, it’s probably worth noticing that the Black Hat conference will also demonstrate the same SMS exploit in a more wider version that affects other mobile systems as well.
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Logically speaking, the iPhone is vulnerable according to Charlie! But, is the security flaw easily noticeable by the common user? And, what is the intensity of the security breach if it ever happens! Can you please enlighten us upon the post Conference News.
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Hi Tech-Freak Stuff (love that name!)
I would love to – but I’d suggest you head over to this article, they did a pretty good job at explaining it, I think:
Good that you liked the name! Mashable guys have really done a great job.