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Apple Fixes iPhone SMS Vulnerability Highlighted at Black Hat




Apple Fixes iPhone SMS Vulnerability Highlighted at Black Hat
Apple Fixes iPhone SMS Vulnerability Highlighted at Black Hat



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http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Apple-Fixes-iPhone-SMS-Vulnerability-Highlighted-at-Black-Hat-690423/ 

By Brian Prince
eWeek.com
2009-07-31

Apple has swatted a bug in the iPhone that security researchers Charlie 
Miller and Collin Mulliner spotlighted at the Black Hat security 
conference in Las Vegas.

Apple has fixed the iPhone vulnerability highlighted at the Black Hat 
security conference yesterday.

The update plugged a memory corruption issue in the decoding of SMS 
messages that could be exploited to remotely execute code on the phone. 
The vulnerability was put in the spotlight after a presentation by 
researchers Charlie Miller and Collin Mulliner.

The two demonstrated how hackers could use the iPhone=E2=80=99s texting 
capability to attack users, sending messages to victims in an attempt to 
compromise the phone.

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