iOS vulnerability allows hackers into mobile devices

Hackers are priming the pumps to get into Apple’s mobile operating system.  Imagine a complete stranger having access to your entire phone and all the information within it.  All the pictures that you send to your significant other, important addresses of your celebrity friends, bank accounts, investments and phone numbers of your family members.  iPhone hackers aren’t only able have access to your information they can call, text and email on your behalf.

Politicians could possibly get ruined in the middle of their campaigns.  Who can refute the evidence of a text message, “Sexting” or something obscene that was never sent by the phone owner?  Perfect example, last year, Apple sold 73.5 million iPhones and when the iPhone 4 was released (October 2011) within 24hrs 1 million phones were sold.

The world renowned Hacker, Charlie Miller discovered this flaw in the Apple mobile operating system and was kind enough to let Apple know about this flaw in their networks in late October. The officials at Apple well aware of Mr. Miller’s background told him thank you and that they have an antidote in the works.  They also thanked him by banning him from iOS developer program for a year.

The world renowned Hacker, Charlie Miller discovered this flaw in the Apple mobile operating system and was kind enough to let Apple know about the flaw in their networks in late October. The officials at Apple were well aware of Mr. Miller’s background, they thanked him and stated they have an antidote in the works.  They also thanked him by banning him from iOS developer program for a year.

If iPhone Hackers were to stumble upon what Mr. Miller found, in which we are sure that they will try even harder now; any iOS app could be in jeopardy by the malicious code placed into the app and zapped into the device.  This proves that iPhones & iPads aren’t as safe as advertised. Google Android Market security is nowhere near as secured as the App Store but it shows that no one is really completely safe from hackers.  Websites get hacked and filled with malware and malicious codes all the time; our website was hacked as explained in our blog, “Wordpress sites hit by iFrame Hackers.”   One could only hope that cellphones don’t reach that level of scrutiny that websites endure.

If you’re an Apple fan, then you’ll want to pay close attention to how Apple plans on reacting to this flaw in their system.  Could you imagine being black mailed over your cell phone information?  This could open the floodgates of hacking and frustration in huge proportions if this flaw in their system isn’t plugged immediately.  Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and all the major phone carriers as I could only imagine are on top of this.

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Written By: Bryan Loconto