IOS Vulnerability Detected, Allowing apps to place calls without user's permission

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Ollifi, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Ollifi macrumors regular

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    The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority inform about a spotted iOS Vulnerability, which allows apps to create calls without user's permission.

    For more information , see translation below (machine translated)

    ORIGINAL SOURCE. https://www.viestintavirasto.fi/tietoturva/haavoittuvuudet/2014/haavoittuvuus-2014-099.html

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    I cannot reproduce in iOS 7.1.2
     
  2. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I'm not blindly defending Apple, but if the issue does not occur within iOS but only occurs with third party applications I'd consider it a vulnerability of those apps. Of course I don't know how it works so I might be talking out of my, err, hat.
     
  3. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    IOS Vulnerability Detected, Allowing apps to place calls without user's permi...


    Of course, you can just hang up from the dial pad before the number is dialed.

    https://developer.apple.com/library...RLScheme_Reference/PhoneLinks/PhoneLinks.html
     

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