Anonymous, 30 Jul 2009Wed, Jul 29 01:30 PM
Andy Greenberg, Forbes.com
If you receive a text message on your iPho... moreHey you left some bits of that article out.
"The iPhone SMS bug is just one of a series that the researchers plan to reveal in their talk. They say they've also found a similar texting bug in Windows Mobile that allows complete remote control of Microsoft based devices. Another pair of SMS bugs in the iPhone and Google's Android phones would purportedly allow a hacker to knock a phone off its wireless network for about 10 seconds with a series of text messages. The trick could be repeated again and again to keep the user offline, Miller says."
"One seemingly-Chinese variant, known as "Sexy View" and currently targeting the Symbian operating system, is far more threatening than an iPhone attack, given that around 50% of cellphones use Symbian, Hyppönen says. "After years of the security industry wondering why we aren't seeing text message worms, it's starting to happen now," he says."
I guess having iPhone in the title gets more interest.
Now in order to get this attack to work you would need to send 512 messages and they would have to be received and opened in exactly the right order.
You can take any phone offline by sending that many messages to it at once.
brandon, 29 Jul 2009why would a phone like this get a review of 7.5 i mean its one of the most popular phones ... moreWed, Jul 29 01:30 PM
Andy Greenberg, Forbes.com
If you receive a text message on your iPhone any time after Thursday afternoon containing only a single square character, Charlie Miller would suggest you turn the device off. Quickly.
That small cipher will likely be your only warning that someone has taken advantage of a bug that Miller and his fellow cybersecurity researcher Collin Mulliner plan to publicize Thursday at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. Using a flaw they've found in the iPhone's handling of text messages, the researchers say they'll demonstrate how to send a series of mostly invisible SMS bursts that can give a hacker complete power over any of the smart phone's functions. That includes dialing the phone, visiting Web sites, turning on the device's camera and microphone and, most importantly, sending more text messages to further propagate a mass-gadget hijacking.
I am a busy man.. I want to be connected 24 hours on yahoo and msn... Can anybody tell me abt that software through which I can be connected all the time with yahoo and msn...
I hav nimbuzz.. But I cum to home page of iPhone... I am signed out both from yahoo and msn..
Plz tell me abt any software through which I can be online all the time and it can be multitask...
Tell me that software through which mutitasking is possible... I mean to say I can also be online and also can use me iPhone for listenning music.. Msgings and other stuff.. I hope u all understand wat I am saying...
Plz tell me abt that software... Other than nimbuzz.. Because I already hav nimbuzz..
Saiqa, 30 Jul 2009I purchased this phone a week ago and i've decided to give it back. The Camera quality is poor... morethanks for sharing. Iam pondering whether I should tje iphone, the blackberry bold, or the htc hero.
Bold looks best, but iphones browser and appstore is so tempting. Please suggestions.
I purchased this phone a week ago and i've decided to give it back. The Camera quality is poor, the battery life is even worse. I brought a 32 gig phone and cannot listen to songs as the battery dies. Also if you browse the web the battery dies within a couple of hours.
multimedia phone, thats all it is , not really useful for anything else... really bad for business.. just good for apps and games... child's toy haha
design remain the same.at's the point for the consumer to purchase on it...make no different between the i phone 2G, 3G and 3G....even the design was lame...people buy it juz because of the brand which will lift up their ego...
I am using a Nokia E71, use Nimbuzz for IMs. The best fone ever, so if you are looking for a truly Business Fone, go for a Blackverry or Nokia E series (E71 being the best all in all)
iPhone might have many eye-features, but its not professional to use, and definitely not very economic
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970I wasn't being rude I was pointing out the lack of common sense in defending a web of lies perpetrated by someone else and pointing out the flaws in the doctored review.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2009To name a few of your lies that you claim the iphone does not have:
The iphone's predictive... moreTo name a few of your lies that you claim the iphone does not have:
The iphone's predictive text can be turned off
It does have sms forwarding
It does have copy and paste
Screen auto rotation for the iphone is the fastest
It has landscape keyboard on sms, notes, web, email, etc
It does have selective multi tasking
Sms can be deleted individually
There is search in email. It's called Spotlight
There is music search
It has voice dialing
It has auto focus
So you see, you are such a liar :)
- thats true, maybe that guy doesnt own an Iphone coz he doesnt know what his talking about
HD engr, 29 Jul 2009The 3.0 or 4.0 or even in coming year software is still buggy and unstable (presumably fixed w... moreThe 3.0 or 4.0 or even in coming year software is still buggy and unstable (presumably fixed with the latest 3.01 firmware)
Screen auto rotation is slower than on the iPhone 3G (presumably fixed with the latest 3.01 firmware)...
---see how the OS versions were changed from the original iPhone 3G review here:-
...Long and tedious back up upon sync with CRAPPY iTunes (presumably fixed with the latest 2.01 firmware)
Ooops, it seems you missed changing one at the bottom of your fabricated post, you can see clearly where it says "latest 2.01 firmware".
So what have you got to say for yourself now that you have been caught out in an obvious lie.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970What common sense, it seems you don't have any to use.
OS 2.0 at the bottom of the list of things you claim the iPhone 3GS doesn't support and you further try to state that it was GSM Arena that published that doctored report.
No common sense and no morals either.
M@hathir, 30 Jul 2009means gsmarena is lying izzit..??coz the review by gsm arena give the exact info bout iphone 3gsReally???
About the 3GS???
If you look down the "review" as posted by someone who is not too bright, you may notice that he forgot to change the OS version from '2.0' to '3.0' like he did at the top of his post which was taken from a different model.
I guess you are too thick to see that too.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Like your Porsche, the iPhones look the same with distinctive styling, and like your Porsche it's performance blows others into the dust, especially the Volvo like Nokia's.
I've read on here some people are having some serious battery problems since they got 3.0 on their iphone3g or 3gs.
Brenda, 29 Jul 2009I am not saying that you are looking for a car. It was simply to make a point. You said that... moreI'm sorry Brenda, What doesn't make sense? You must be assuming that I am behind a desk in an air conditioned office with a powerpoint next to me however this is not the case. I would appreciate a relevent reference to phones and not cars. Your reference to this does not make sense and is confusing us both. Compatibility with windows is important for me as I want the ability to be able to transfer data to and from my pc. My laptop will not fit in my pocket nor has the battery capacity to see me through a 12 hour day so a phone is my form of entertainment. Different strokes for different folks. Everybody is different and I'm just asking the questions before spending my hard earned. If you have anything supportive of the iPhone to share, I am happy to hear it.
M@hathir, 30 Jul 2009means gsmarena is lying izzit..??coz the review by gsm arena give the exact info bout iphone 3gsBut you are qouting GSM Arena reviews pre 3.0 upgrade. Try to use your common sense next time. The iphone gets software updates. Something that you obviously do not know about :)
I had the Iphone 3G and now i have the 3GS i have to say im loving it. I havnt had any problmes over heating or any other warrenty issues. its a good phone. i wish the silver apple on the back wouldnt scratch as easy. but a case or an all over protecter like invisable sheild will fix that problem. the only nit picky style thing im a little upset with is it dosnt support my work email. but thats okay, thats what a Blackberry is for!
Great phone deffiantly ould reccomend it to anyone looking to get an iphone!