iPhone SMS Hack Fix via Firmware Update

Apple had been silent on the Critical Vulnerability found by BlackHat’s security expert presenter, till Google went ahead with the similar fix for the Android platform.

I haven’t heard the official news coming directly Apple, but Carriers are doing it. First one to do is O2 UK, which announced that Apple will be releasing fix by weekend. 🙂

There’s no news from AT&T yet, but they are not far from.

It’s an admirably quick fix to a comically terrible problem. Probably, it will come as 3.0.1 or something similar. But at least Apple’s got an update infrastructure to match their relatively quick remedy; what’s really worrying is that some other vulnerable phones—mostly Windows Mobile handsets—are still vulnerable, and whatever updates Microsoft have in store may have a slightly harder time blanketing users without the near-daily update checking built into the iPhone’s usage style.

AndroidiPhone are safe. Did anyone hear anything from Microsoft? uhmm

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