iphone vulnerable to hackers

September 22, 2007

Opportunities abound for malicious hackers to gain access to the iphone according to prominent McAfee researcher Marius van Oers. http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070921/tc_infoworld/92006;_ylt=AizWolfMLtVCTxNavoYnKHgjtBAF

Amongst malicious programs written exclusively for mobile phones include ones that repeatedly autodial numbers and send text messages to premium services owned by hackers only too happy to collect the revenue.

As a prominent security researcher demonstrated once connected to the internet, there are numerous ways the phone’s security could be compromised, including through browser flaws, and enabling access to the system through infected code.

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