Posted by Lance Koonce
We can't say we weren't warned.
Experts have been saying for years that as cell phone technology advanced, so would the risk of security problems (see, e.g., "Ten Dangerous Claims About Smart Phone Security", at Computerworld.com). We've already seen purported "hacks" of celebrity phones like that of Paris Hilton, although that was allegedly pulled off in part through an old-fashioned con of a phone company employee.
Now comes a report in today's New York Times that a team of consultants working for working for Independent Security Evaluators has discovered a flaw in Apple's iPhone that could potentially allow a hacker to take "complete control" over the phone remotely. The flaw is described in detail at the ISE website. Given the amount of information that can be stored on an iPhone, this represents a serious risk. More coverage here.Continue Reading...