Apple to fix iPhone security flaw Saturday?Apple is set to release a software patch to address a recently described security flaw in the iPhone, the UK network operator 02 has said.
Experts revealed on Thursday that modified SMS messages could result in iPhones being disconnected from the network or hijacked altogether.
Phones incorporating the Windows Mobile and Google Android operating systems are also vulnerable, they said.
An O2 spokesperson said the patch would be available Saturday through iTunes.
"We will be communicating to customers both through the website and proactively," the spokesperson added.
"We always recommend our customers update their iPhone with the latest software and this is no different."
And MMS too?
- 07-31-2009, 09:14 AM #2
I doubt there will be an MMS update-- MMS is not an Apple issue, it's a carrier issue.
I'm just wondering what form the patch will come in. Will they try to sneak in a BB update? Will it be an early 3.1? Or will it just be an SMS patch.
I won't be downloading the patch until details come out. While I do not run my JB 3GS unlocked, I want to preserve that option for possible future resale.
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The first thing when I read that was once you apply the patch will it break the Jailbreak? Now for me personally I will not be doing the patch until it's possible to Jailbreak the phone if the patch undoes it. This is just me personally because I don't think out of so many Apple users my phone is really going to get taken over. I already changed my root password and if it was taken over I would just power it off. I don't keep any data on there that anyone could do useful things. This is just the case for me personally, I need to have my phone Jailbroken so it's not an option.
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