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Hacking threat 'exposes every iPhone in the world' to takeover by criminals

ash riaz Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Criminals could take control of every iPhone in the world via text message, owners are being warned.

Hackers could exploit a newly discovered flaw in Apple's handset to control its key functions - stealing data, making calls, surfing the internet and sending texts.

Security experts warn that hackers could soon hijack any of the world's 21million iPhones for identity theft and other crimes.
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ash riaz Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#2
Mr Miller and Mr Mulliner said they warned Apple of the flaw in the middle of July, but that the company has yet to release a 'patch' to fix it.
An update (OS 3.1 beta3 Build 7C116a) has been released to developers, more than likely this exploit will be patched.
#4
yeah but, surely if you open the text then theres a threat?.....if you don't recognise the message delete it
#5
Thats it, they'd need to know your email address and know your accessing it via an iPhone.
#6
OMG...................quick

meh who cares
[helper]#7
Apple fix to security flaw BBC.
It's available to download at Itunes
banned#8
21 million x £350 per handset avg = 7.35e+9
#9
if you feel you are worried by this iphone issue, text " □ " or the word square to ... ... .. lol

I don't have an iphone, just got the HTC touch pro 2 this morning.

If someone did manage to exploit it.. I hear (rumour!) that apple has put a kill switch in each iphone... which can immobilise the phone.
#10
The End Is Nearrrrr
#12
phew.........

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