iPhone Vulnerability An Open Door For Hackers - Researcher

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| "I started Safari on my iPhone, browsed to a Website, and a few seconds
| later, HD was able to get root on my phone, without a wireless connection.
| Being able to run your own machine code pretty much opens the gates,"
| Finisterre said.
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http://www.crn.com/security/202404419

Close, proprietary, and it shows. They give a bad name to *NIX. See below.


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iPhone Security Hellhole?

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| First, the iPhone root password was broken. OK, it happens. But now it seems
| that all applications run on the iPhone as root. Can you say biggest security
| blunder of the 21st century to date? Â* Â*
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http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2191348,00.asp


How secure are Linux, Window and Mac OS? [Linux most secure]

http://www.masuran.org/node/29


Apple iPhone issue highlights security debate

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| Most early iPhone adopters have bought into the Apple mythology which
| convinces them that anything blessed by Steve Jobs is automatically
| desirable, so we won't see a mass return of the shiny devices with their
| slick interface.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6911756.stm


First iPhone 3rd Party GUI App Compiles

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| Of course, it is the standard "Hello, world." application, but it's native to
| the iPhone and uses the iPhone's GUI.
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http://hardware.slashdot.org/article...52223&from=rss


IPhone Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over, Security Firm Says

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| The researchers, working for Independent Security Evaluators, a company that
| tests its clients’ computer security by hacking it, said that they could take
| control of iPhones through a WiFi connection or by tricking users into going
| to a Web site that contains malicious code. The hack, the first reported,
| allowed them to tap the wealth of personal information the phones contain.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/23/te...nw&oref=slogin


iPhone Freed From AT&T, Twice

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| The company will be selling licenses to the hack, minimum quantity 500, at a
| price not yet announced. These hacks are much bigger news for those outside
| America. Expect to see an industry spring up to meet European (and Asian?)
| demand for freed iPhones.
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http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl...58252&from=rss