Does iOS 8.4.1 fix an MMS exploit?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by tamara-10, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. tamara-10 macrumors newbie

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    A friend of mine received a MMS yesterday that made his phone reboot. Shortly thereafter his email account was compromised. Then Apple issued the iOS 8.4.1 with many references to security fixes, but none discussing MMS.

    He also says he was watching a video when his phone reboot.
     
  2. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    I heard about the android mms stagefright, but not ios one. your friend is using fake iphone running android maybe?
    there was that unicode text bug in ios which was fixed a while back.
     
  3. tamara-10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was not a fake iPhone running android. My friend would know — he has a PhD in computer science and does digital forensics.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    There's no widespread reports of any MMS vulnerability in iOS. I'd write this off to a coincidence.
     
  5. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    okay, so you're going to pull degrees on this, hmm okay. I work with academics, I know better what phd people can do in their field vs what others can do in different field.
    Yet he's email got hacked. That tells you something else. :rolleyes:
     
  6. lagwagon Suspended

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    I was thinking the same thing. Ph.D. in computer science and yet has his email account compromised.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G4

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    Only dummies get their info hacked right?
     
  8. deviant macrumors 65816

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    Well... pretty much, actually.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Because how intelligent someone is has anything to do with some company or the government having a security exploit of some sort which leads to data being hacked and in turn a lot of people that had their data stolen being hacked in one way or another because of that?
     

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