Apple iPhone crack discovered by security researchers

by admin July 23, 2007 at 4:58 pm

A group of security researchers have found a couple of simple ways of taking complete control of the Apple iPhone. The results are the first real success that security researchers have had in trying to find ways to exploit the new device, which lacks many of the common user interfaces and inputs that hackers rely on for successful attacks.

The first attack scenario is a straightforward one in which the attacker sends an Apple iPhone user an email containing a link to a malicious Web site. Once the user clicks on the link, the attacker’s Web server exploits a flaw in the Safari browser that runs on the phone and takes control of the device. At that point, it’s pretty much game over.

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