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A malicious charger could hack your Apple iPhone

0. phoneArena 02 Jun 2013, 23:00 posted on

Three researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology are expected to show a proof of concept next month at the Black Hat security conference; the trio will show how a charger could be used to install malware on an Apple iPhone running the latest version of iOS. The malicious charger is built around an open source single-board computer known as a BeagleBoard, available for $45...

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posted on 02 Jun 2013, 23:02 17

1. blingblingthing (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


What a joke. We all know the iPhone is not hackable. /sarcasm.

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 23:23 9

2. bachelorrn0121 (Posts: 57; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I think that is feature of the iOS. Nothing wrong with that or you using it wrong.

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 23:32 9

5. Shatter (Posts: 1994; Member since: 29 May 2013)


No Operating System is unhackable/ immune to viruses.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 00:15 3

8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3325; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It does just work.

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 23:29 12

3. aditya.k (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Now Apple will tell people to buy the original (costly) chargers from its stores and not anywhere else. I'm sure this is an Apple-funded research.

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 23:32 10

4. Shatter (Posts: 1994; Member since: 29 May 2013)


So thats where all the R&D budget from apple went.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 16:37

18. stealthd (Posts: 932; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


If you can afford a smartphone and the monthly fees, $20 is not really that costly. Sure you can get chargers for a lot less than that, and a lot of them are just as good, but $20 is still not a lot of money for most people.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 17:59

20. DroidSTILLDoes (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


You know you would think, but it never ceases to amaze me how many iFans will shell out $200-$400+ for a toy phone, then b*tch cry and throw a tantrum when they have to pay more than $5 for a charger/case/screen protector.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 00:14 3

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3325; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think this is a crackpot study.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 00:31 4

9. wumberpeb (Posts: 425; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Why is it a crack pot study?

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 01:38 2

10. Kriksis (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Because they crack (read hack) the pot (read iPhone)...

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 07:47

11. wumberpeb (Posts: 425; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


He disagrees, simply because it's anti-iphone, but I wanted to hear what he actually had to say about it... in all likelyhood, he won't back up his stance

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 08:02

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3325; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


A malicious charger hacking your iPhone. That makes no sense.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 10:00

13. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Next month you'll see proof of it along with Apples denial by dismissively saying your charging it wrong.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 10:32

15. Fallout09 (Posts: 413; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Apple users buying the same phone year after year makes no sense.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 11:25

16. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iThink uGot iHacked .... HAAA!!!

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 10:23 2

14. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


When Lookout came out saying that every Android was in danger of getting malware and viruses, fandroids claim that it was just a scam but this news comes out and , ohhh is must be true.. the more I read the fandroid’s comments, the more I love my iphone.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 12:40

17. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


And you doing the opposite just proves your just as bad as the "fandroids" you just denounced.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 16:43 2

19. stealthd (Posts: 932; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


He's not doing the opposite, he's pointing out fanboy hypocrisy.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 21:08

21. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


I actually agree with your comment......

someone tell me I'm dreaming

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