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All iphone users.(iphones being hacked by SMS)

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banned7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Cybersecurity researchers Charlie Miller and Collin Mulliner discovered how to completely hijack any iPhone via SMS. Tomorrow (Thursday) they plan on publicize and reveal the vulnerability at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. They will be demonstrating how to send a series of SMS burst to the iPhone which will allow them to take complete control of EVERYTHNIG on the device and then propagate the attack by sending more SMS messages via the hijacked iPhone. According to Miller

Since Apple has yet to address this iPhone vulnerability even though Miller and Mulliner notified Apple over a month ago. Miller suggests that if you receive a text message on your iPhone any time after Thursday afternoon containing only a single square character you should turn the device off immediately.

This vulnerability should be heeded and patched by Apple asap (3.1 firmware anyone?). Miller knows his stuff, he was the first one to remotely hjack the iPhone in 2007 via the former bug in iPhone Safari -- old skool, as in jailbreakme.com old skool
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banned7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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banned#1
More info here and here
banned#2
i recoment for all those who are jailbroken to install terminal type passwd and it will prompt you for a new pass and then change it to something other than the default password of alpine
#3
PabloInTheSky;5887204
i recoment for all those who are jailbroken to install terminal type passwd and it will prompt you for a new pass and then change it to something other than the default password of alpine

will that really work?
banned#4
t0mm
will that really work?

prob wont stop it but will fight it off for a lil while

massmail666
the most important thing is how will they get our mobile number in order to send the text in the first place?


hackers find a way
#5
massmail666
the most important thing is how will they get our mobile number in order to send the text in the first place?


random or thru advertising / sign ups etc
#6
suprised apple haven't stopped this.

ah well, my insurance covers for for fraud.
#7
massmail666
the most important thing is how will they get our mobile number in order to send the text in the first place?


they could buy an iphone and if the number they get is 079*******01 they can assume that 079******02-03-04-05-06-07 are iphones they might not be but they could be, this was a scam i heard about the scammers calling numbers like that and prettending to be the phone shop offering insurance, taking the persons bank details and robbing their accounts
#8
it was always only a matter of time.. :viking:
banned#9
Beefnoodlez
it was always only a matter of time.. :viking:


the iphones are under attack arm the nukes they want a war we give them war :lol: :lol: :giggle:
banned#10
I'm gonna retaliate by.... doing absolutely nothing.

Don't believe the hype :)
banned#11
vibeone
I'm gonna retaliate by.... doing absolutely nothing.

Don't believe the hype :)


very slim chance that anything will actually happen and if it does the chance that they get your number are slim to nill so when you look at it that way it seems pointkess doign anything but better to be safe rather than sorry
banned#12
PabloInTheSky
very slim chance that anything will actually happen and if it does the chance that they get your number are slim to nill so when you look at it that way it seems pointkess doign anything but better to be safe rather than sorry

thats your prerogative, and I accept that, was just voicing my opinion like :)
banned#13
vibeone
thats your prerogative, and I accept that, was just voicing my opinion like :)


kl kl :thumbsup: :gift:

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