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iPhone insecurity gets press on CNBC

post #1 of 9
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Just watched a security ethical hacker expose iPhones insecurity on CNBC.

According to what he says, Apple IS NOT reviewing the code of apps, thus apps like a game can take information from users Address Book, call history and what not and sending it over the internet.

Hopefully something will come out about this further on their web site.


Here's some further reading about iPhone insecurities:

http://seriot.ch/resources/talks_pap...onePrivacy.pdf


Fake digital certificates on iPhone:

http://www.infosecurity-us.com/view/...-certificates/

http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/ip...s+Most+Popular

(if you get a notice saying something needs to be updated on the iPhone, even from Apple, you might want to think twice and verify first through another means)


also GSM has been cracked:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8429233.stm
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post #2 of 9
Ah 'shr.
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
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post #3 of 9
So has 3G

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also GSM has been cracked:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8429233.stm
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So has 3G

Up next on AppleInsider News, the sky is blue.

I mean really. A cell phone is a radio. OK? Over the last few years, we have seen numerous reports on television and elsewhere of phones' being cloned by passers-by. Data being stolen from phones is a continuing concern. The upshot is that cell phone users should be careful with the data available on our little devices.

The take away message is "Be careful." However, aluminum foil on my head is not a good look for me.
post #5 of 9
This is simply not an issue. The iPhone is working exactly as designed. The iPhone SDK is specifically designed to let apps access your Address Book, photos, location, etc... All kinds of "personal" information are accessible to apps. They might be able to lock down certain aspects of your Address Book in future software updates but c'mon, this is just a "hacker" trying to get headlines
post #6 of 9
Oh, putain!
Noobs allegedly prepped their "press" while having been mumbling about code review on AI.
The cure is pink sheet on the desk of "hacker".

We mean Apple no harm.

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post #7 of 9
Good thing it runs OSX.
post #8 of 9
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Ok, it's on CNBC, a video called

"There's a Virus for That"
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I mean really. A cell phone is a radio. OK?..


That's why Wifi is dangerous as well, WEP and WPA both have been cracked, so far only WPA2 with AES hasn't (with a very long password of course).

Still I'm sure with long enough monitoring of a single signal, even that could be cracked, until the password is changed.
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