A malicious charger could hack your Apple iPhone
posted by Alan F. / Jun 02, 2013, 11:00 PM
The BeagleBoard can't fit into the rechargers that Apple sells for the iPhone. but it could be hidden elsewhere, like in a docking station or an external battery. The trio said that it takes less than a minute to compromise a device running iOS. "We show how an attacker can hide their software in the same way Apple hides its own built-in applications," reads the description for their appearance at the security conference.
The researchers have been in touch with Apple and if the Cupertino based firm responds, it should make for interesting reading.
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What a joke. We all know the iPhone is not hackable. /sarcasm.
posted on Jun 02, 2013, 11:02 PM 17
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I think that is feature of the iOS. Nothing wrong with that or you using it wrong.
posted on Jun 02, 2013, 11:23 PM 9
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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 Jun 02, 2013, 11:29 PM 12
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 Jun 03, 2013, 4:37 PM 0
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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 Jun 03, 2013, 5:59 PM 0
I think this is a crackpot study.
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 12:14 AM 3
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Why is it a crack pot study?
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 12:31 AM 4
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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 Jun 03, 2013, 10:23 AM 2
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And you doing the opposite just proves your just as bad as the "fandroids" you just denounced.
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 12:40 PM 0
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