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Apple Tackles Latest iPhone Security Lapses

The BBC reports that Apple will release a new patch through iTunes, to tackle the latest mobile virus threat to face the iPhone, this weekend. This is as a result of the recent discovery by security experts that “modified SMS messages could result in iPhones being disconnected from the network or hijacked altogether”. This current breach modifies some part of the background data that travels with SMS text messages and can easily be exploited by hackers as a means of attack.

The fact that Apple has quickly responded to this threat is yet a very good sign and brings to mind the present danger of mobile phone viruses today particularly because this flaw can also be exploited in any handset across all platforms e.g. in the Google Android and Windows Mobile operating systems (OS). However, because mobile phone viruses seem to be on the increase, the following steps may actually be helpful in reducing the susceptibility of mobile phones to malicious attacks such as these;

  • Ensure that your mobile phone is updated regularly with the latest software programs.
  • Download and install security patches, if and when available.
  • Keep up-to-date with latest news and developments from your mobile network provider (MNP) for example, most MNP’s may release important information on preventing attacks are now scanning messages for malicious codes which may try to gain access to your handset and mobile device applications such as the camera, memory and address book.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. cPanel Hosting

    August 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I was planning to get one iPhone for me.. is it safe to get one now?

  2. whisper

    August 3, 2009 at 12:49 am

    thank you for the information

  3. muyilleum

    August 12, 2009 at 9:01 am

    cPanel Hosting :

    I was planning to get one iPhone for me.. is it safe to get one now?

    I would think it is safe to purchase an iPhone right now although the three steps above should not be forgotten especially making sure your phone software is always up-to-date.

  4. cPanel Hosting

    August 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I this this may be the problem with me. Sometimes i forget to update my phone software and lots of i suffer because the applications does gets installed properly and sometimes the application crash down. Thanks for the tip. 🙂

  5. Melanie Anderson

    October 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I was trying to search for a solution on how to fix my newly bought television when I saw your post. I’ve thoroughly read it since I became so curious about the matter. Great post and I really like it. I hope you’d keep on posting more related articles about this

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