First iPhone Vulnerability Comes to Light

by admin July 27, 2007 at 9:09 am

When a new product ships, the first thing hackers — good and bad — do is poke around in the product’s internals to see what they can accomplish. Pretty much every videogame console has had Linux installed on it within days of being released.

In the case of the iPhone, hackers have been trying to make it work with other wireless services than AT&T or making all of its features usable without having to activate the cell phone service.

Security firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) found a vulnerability in the iPhone version of Safari that would grant a program or user complete access to the phone. iPhone uses a stripped-down version of Apple’s OS X software, which includes the Safari browser.

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