LABS GALLERY: iPhone OS 3.0.1 Closes SMS Holes, Should Be Applied ASAP

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LABS GALLERY: iPhone OS 3.0.1 Closes SMS Holes, Should Be Applied ASAP

by Andrew Garcia

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iPhone OS 3.0.1

In response to the SMS vulnerabilities in the iPhone software discussed at Black Hat in late-July, Apple released iPhone OS 3.0.1 for its mobile devices.

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Only SMS Fix

According to the information dialog, the update addresses only the SMS issues.

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Size

For the iPhone 3G and 3GS models, the new version of the OS is 297.9MB.

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Done

About 10 minutes after the download completes, the iPhone reboots, now loaded with 3.0.1 code.

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Dearth of Tools

Users and mobile administrators need to install the fix before attacks begin to surface in the wild, but do they have the tools to perform the update quickly and efficiently? In a word, no. Check out my blog on this issue, here.

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