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Old 08-12-2010, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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FYI for you iPhone, iTouch, iPad users out there, especially those that use ActiveSync to access your company's mail server(s).

A new hack has been found which uses FlashSMS to gain access to your data - and potentially your company's data. Here's some information on it:

Has your iPhone been hacked???

One part of this article:

I was contacted earlier this week by people who had Flash SMSís to their iPhones with some very scary words. During the remainder of this week I have been exposed to numerous more phones, including one in Florida, who have had sensitive information flashed up to the screen. The information contained on the screen includes domain information, passwords and even iTunes and Gmail account passwords. I have seen parts of Visa card numbers and much more.
This was also posted by ComputerWorld today:

'Dangerous' iPhone exploit code goes public - Computerworld

However, everyone should already be smart enough to heed this warning:

All that would be necessary is for hackers to dupe users into visiting a malicious Web site or persuading them to click on a link in an e-mail or text message.
So, don't click on or open anything if you don't know who sent it or what it is. Same goes for all devices, right?
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