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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1. blingblingthing (Posts: 429; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
What a joke. We all know the iPhone is not hackable. /sarcasm.
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.
5. Shatter (Posts: 2020; Member since: 29 May 2013)
No Operating System is unhackable/ immune to viruses.
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.
4. Shatter (Posts: 2020; Member since: 29 May 2013)
So thats where all the R&D budget from apple went.
18. stealthd (Posts: 955; 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.
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.
7. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I think this is a crackpot study.
10. Kriksis (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
Because they crack (read hack) the pot (read iPhone)...
11. wumberpeb (Posts: 428; 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
12. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
A malicious charger hacking your iPhone. That makes no sense.
13. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 853; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Next month you'll see proof of it along with Apples denial by dismissively saying your charging it wrong.
15. Fallout09 (Posts: 414; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Apple users buying the same phone year after year makes no sense.
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.
17. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 853; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
And you doing the opposite just proves your just as bad as the "fandroids" you just denounced.
19. stealthd (Posts: 955; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
He's not doing the opposite, he's pointing out fanboy hypocrisy.
21. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
I actually agree with your comment......
someone tell me I'm dreaming