Apple Fixes iPhone SMS Vulnerability Highlighted at Black Hat
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's texting capability to attack users, sending messages to victims in an attempt to compromise the phone.