Security Sleuths Lay Blame on Apple for SMS Vulnerability

    Date27 Aug 2012
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    A recently discovered flaw in the way iOS handles SMS messages gives hackers the ability to spoof identities, and one security outfit has placed blame for the vulnerability squarely on Apple's shoulders. "It's quite unusual for the iPhone to react in this manner," said Cathal McDaid, head of security for AdaptiveMobile. "This makes spoofing much easier." Research released last week fingered the iPhone as the source of a text messaging exploit that could be used to steal sensitive information from smartphone users or work mischief on their hardware.

    The flaw, revealed by a well-known security researcher and jailbreaker of iPhones, involves the "reply to" line in SMS messages.

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