Posted by iPod Touch | Posted in iphone virus , ipod touch virus | Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009
Today, Charlie Miller will release details of an iPhone virus he and his partner Collin Mulliner discovered. Thankfully this is no iPod Touch virus, so iPod Touch uses are safe. If you're an iPhone user you may want to continue reading this post.
Charlie Miller and his partner discovered the iPhone virus 6 weeks ago. It works through SMS, so technically it's an iPhone SMS Virus. It spreads through SMS messages and doesn't require any files to be downloaded. The attacker only needs to know the victim's phone number, and they can just send an SMS message that contains the virus. Once the SMS is sent the attacker can take over the iPhone instantly! The attacker can steal important data, or even spread the virus to other contacts. This is why iPhone users need to be very careful. This exploit will be released today, and a lot of iPhone users need to be aware of it.
Apple will most likely release a patch in the iPhone 3.1 update. The only thing we can do for now is turn off our iPhones to avoid this exploit.
[via yellowsn0w: iPhone virus]