iPhone SMS hack to be unveiled for all to see

by admin July 30, 2009 at 5:48 pm

‘Researcher’ Charlie Miller to reveal all at conference

An SMS message that lets hackers take over iPhones remotely is set to be exposed at a Black Hat conference.

The flaw allows the hacker to gain access to nearly all access of the phone, meaning the camera, browser and phone functions can be remotely used.

Charlie Miller, the security researcher who uncovered the flaw (along with fellow researcher Collin Mulliner) says he has notified Apple to the problem, and the company hasn’t (yet) responded with a patch.

The hack works by sending 512 text messages to a phone (although only one is visible) and then using an exploit in software to let the code from the text overrun into other parts of the phone.

Read more: techradar.com