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Report: iPhone to be target of hackers in 2008




Report: iPhone to be target of hackers in 2008
Report: iPhone to be target of hackers in 2008



http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/12/11/hackiphone/index.php 

By Jim Dalrymple
Macworld.com
December 11, 2007 

The iPhone has been the target of many users who wanted to customize the 
way it looks and hackers who wanted to use the device on other wireless 
networks since it was released in June. However, Arbor Networks predicts 
the seriousness of attacks on the iPhone will increase in 2008.

According to Arbors Security and Engineering Response Team (ASERT) the 
attacks will likely to be in the form of drive by attacks  malware 
embedded into seemingly harmless information, images or other media that 
actually perform dangerous actions when rendered on the iPhones Web 
browser.

With the scrutiny the iPhone has received since its launch earlier this 
year over network lock-in, ASERT believes that hackers will be enticed 
by the possibility of attacking Apple users and the opportunity to be 
the first to hack a new platform, the report said.

Apple has been involved in an ongoing battle with hackers for months. 
While the hacks have not been malicious, the process of unlocking the 
phone and allowing it to work with networks other than AT&T has caused 
Apple to react.

After hackers successfully unlocked the iPhone, Apple warned users that 
future updates might render those devices inoperable. Later that same 
week, Apple released an update that did, in fact, disable unlocked 
iPhones.


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