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Apple SMS spoofing security exploit supposedly fixed in iOS6


Newsbrief by Andrew Kameka on Thursday September 20, 2012.

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One month ago, a hacker claimed that Apple's iPhone software contains security vulnerabilities that enable someone to send messages that pretend to be from a trusted contact. That exploit has been fixed in iOS6, according to hacker p0sixninja. Apple reportedly introduced an "insane number of security fixes on iOS6," including patching the hole that could let SMS scammers send messages that display the name of someone in your contacts but actually reply to numbers that cost the user money or lead to other scams. The exploit was possible because of the way that iOS previously handled SMS headers, but iPhone owners can download iOS6 to fix the problem.

source: Twitter, via: AppleInsider

 
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