How To Hijack 'Every iPhone In The World'

mercurial

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On Thursday, two researchers plan to reveal an unpatched iPhone bug that could virally infect phones via SMS.

If you receive a text message on your iPhone any time after Thursday afternoon containing only a single square character, Charlie Miller would suggest you turn the device off. Quickly.

That small cipher will likely be your only warning that someone has taken advantage of a bug that Miller and his fellow cybersecurity researcher Collin Mulliner plan to publicize Thursday at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. Using a flaw they've found in the iPhone's handling of text messages, the researchers say they'll demonstrate how to send a series of mostly invisible SMS bursts that can give a hacker complete power over any of the smart phone's functions. That includes dialing the phone, visiting Web sites, turning on the device's camera and microphone and, most importantly, sending more text messages to further propagate a mass-gadget hijacking.

"This is serious. The only thing you can do to prevent it is turn off your phone," Miller told Forbes. "Someone could pretty quickly take over every iPhone in the world with this."

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d0b33

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If it's true and not a hoax it will soon be patched, nothing to stress about.
 

Gothan

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Someone sending me weird characters from unknown numbers, quickest way for them to find themselves on irealsms blacklist filter, problem solved
 

Moklet Kcuf

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Apple has fixed the issue with an update.

iPhone OS 3.0.1 - available through iTunes
 
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