How To Hijack 'Every iPhone In The World'

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  1. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    I'm not worried. How would they get everyone's phone numbers anyway? :rolleyes:
     
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Fantastic. :rolleyes:

    Wonder if this will be something BIG, or kind of fizzle out as far as most normal users go.
     
  4. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Well if you know one iPhone users number (and they have sufficient contacts) you just try everybody. Then it just branches out from there like a phone tree... not full proof of course but at that point it doesn't matter. "Patient Zero" has already send a jillion texts which costs the attacker nothing past their initial hijack.

    I'm not worried either... as crappy as my AT&T service is I doubt it'd get through anyway... :)
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Wow, I predict we'll see a small security update soon once this gets out all over the news.
     
  6. alansaysstop macrumors regular

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    Imagine if these people with all this time on there hands were doctors. We might have a cure for cancer or aids.
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    I'm on T-Mobile, so I'll pretend that makes me immune to the virus. :p
     
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    Dam.... its tough to know these types of bugs exist out there....
     
  11. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Great, a moderately interesting anti-climax to look forward to on Thursday..
     
  12. iNoob3 macrumors member

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    what if your asleep and the message comes?....:confused:
    and how could you turn your phone back on?
     
  13. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    there is no money to be made if a cure is found or released. Far more money in treatment of the disease then curing it
     
  14. Surely Guest

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    ^^^^ Yup.



    Hmmmm...... maybe I'll email this article to my iPhone-owning friends, and then text-message them all a single square on Thursday afternoon.........
    :D
     
  15. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    I hope this is on the scale of the Zune-pocalypse that happened when Microsoft issued an update that caused all of the updated Zunes to shut down at a specific time.
     
  16. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    That comment still makes me laugh my a** off every time I hear/read it.
    It reminds me of how naive people can be sometimes.

    When any platform finally merits the attention of a hackers time and energy, that's when you need to worry.
    The iPhone has reached that status.
     
  17. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    We'll see.

    I would think Apple would have issued a patch if it is as serous as the article states.
     
  18. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    This is ridiculous. If this exploit works as advertised it would be a disaster. Turning off your iPhone is not an option really.

    I really wonder why Apple didn't effing patch it long time ago when they were informed of the bug.
     
  19. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

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    They never do anything. Look at all the iPod. MacBook battery,MacBook top case complaints/lawsuits/problems there are.

    their a ***** joke.
     
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  21. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

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    Not necessarily. You would HOPE thats all you would need to do until you got the text again and it would re-infect your iPhone.

    I think if the code gets into the wrong hands. They MAY make it to where it bricks your iPhone and Apple would have to create something to bypass the file that is creating the "BLOCK"

    I hope it only effects people who use At&t. It would be pretty difficult to take the time to see what T-mobile users are using the iPhone on their T-mobile plan.
     
  22. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Perhaps 3.1 will be arriving sooner than expected. Tomorrow perhaps?
     
  23. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    Sooooo, if this actually happens, why not just turn on airplane mode instead of turning the phone off?
    That way, the phone can't send any messages, but you can still connect to iTunes and download an update if Apple releases one.
     
  24. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    so does it do anything bad? or just activate random stuff on the phone?
     

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