Supposedly critical vulnerability in the iPhone text (SMS) app

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Habakuk, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Habakuk macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2007
    Vienna Austria Europe
    The German computer magazine publisher Heise says in an article (Google English translation -- link to Computerworld article below) that there is a "critical gap" in the iPhone's SMS application and Apple is working hard on an update.

    Through a specially-prepared text message code may be infiltrated to the iPhone with root privileges. Then, for example, access to the GPS coordinates of mobile phones could be given and could turn on the microphone. Most other applications, especially those from third party manufacturers, run in a sandbox with restricted privileges, but not the SMS app.
  2. moka macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2008
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Intresting, thanks for the post

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