We received some information today about a bug in the iPhone OS that may cause some pretty significant problems. An article was published a couple of days ago that on a couple of well known cyber researchers are going to discuss at the Black Hat Conference this afternoon. Charlie Miller - one of the researchers urges iPhone users to turn off you iPhone immediately if you get a text message with a single square character. Miller says "that small cipher will likely be your only warning that someone has taken advantage of a the bug".
Miller says that Apple was notified of the vulnerability a month ago and to this date a patch has not been released. So for those of you with iPhones... Be diligent, watch for any unusual text message and turn off the device quickly. For more information take a look at the article in Forbers Online at:
Many thanks to our readers Jason and Ken for notifying us about this article.
Deb Hale Long Lines, LLC
Jul 30th 2009
1 decade ago