Researchers Charlie Miller and Collin Mulliner figured out a security hole in iPhone device, which exist regardless of iPhone hardware and operating system. That flaw is in iPhone’s SMS messaging system which allows hackers to in theory “take over every iPhone in the world”.
Charlie Miller and Collin Mulliner has a plan to reveal the complete story of iPhone vulnerability in detail at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. They informed Apple about this security issue over a month ago, but the company didn’t take a serious notice and there is no patch available by Apple to resolve the problem.
Charlie Miller also had discovered a vulnerability in iPhone when it was launched in 2007 and he noticed to Apple about that. And soon after Apple took an action to address that security hole and released iPhone OS 1.0.1 just two days before Miller was set to reveal the details at that year’s Black Hat conference.
We hope Apple will also release a patch to handle the new SMS vulnerability in iPhone.