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Thursday, February 4, 2010

No-one's perfect: Apple iPhone security risk revealed

Although the Apple iPhone is more resistant to security threats than many other mobile phones – largely because Apple maintains a fair amount of control over the applications that can be installed and the changes that can be made – it's not impervious to problems.

A new security flaw has recently been published on the Cryptopath blog and is explained in simpler terms on MobileCrunch.com.

In a nutshell, it's possible to create a file that appears to be 'verified' and from 'Apple'. This could be sent via email or downloaded from a web site. When opened, it could change or disable web and email settings – and removing the file could require the phone to be completely reset.

It's a useful reminder not to install anything you don't trust… or anything you weren't expecting.

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