October 1, 2009

23% of iPhone users still vulnerable to losing complete control of phone via SMS exploit

Posted in Smartphone at 7:46 am by gloriouscomputing

If you believe this graph by Pinch Media, around 23% of iPhone users are still using 3.0.0. You may remember that firmware version as being the one that can be remotely exploited into doing just about anything by receiving a special SMS. This bug is fixed in 3.0.1, which is the version I’m using. Upgrading to 3.1.0 is not yet possible for anyone who does not use an official iPhone carrier.

Here’s to hoping that at least ATT filters out the special SMS messages so that these users don’t find themselves having to explain a 30 hour call to some 900 number.

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