iPhone Security Researcher Unleashes Exploit

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  1. hagjohn macrumors 6502

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    iPhone Security Researcher Unleashes Exploit
    By Lisa Vaas
    October 15, 2007

    H.D. Moore's exploit will gain control of a modified iPhone and promises instructions to crack an unmodified phone soon.

    H.D. Moore has released instructions on writing a critical exploit that leverages a bug in how Apple's iPhone handles TIFF image files and, to enable the writing of exploits, has put out a new version of his Weasel debugger that can handle the peculiarities of the phone's ARM processors.

    At this point, the exploit can only take over phones that have been tinkered with, but Moore is promising to post instructions on how to exploit unmodified iPhones soon.

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    Source eweek.com
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    SO is this the same TIFF exploit but engineered in a slightly different way. I'm sure apple have been working very hard recently to fix this TIFF bug.
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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    excellent, another chance for apple to brick your iPhone!

    personally, I would wait and see the detail about how exactly the security hole can be exploited. don't panic just yet.

    again, this does not show the hackers are less safe than apple.
    this show more about "less openness breed security risks". IMHO
     

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