Iphone Possible Security Problems

Apple’s iPhone is a tough target for hackers, but a security researcher warned that there are ways the sleek device could potentially be compromised.

The iPhone has no security software, but Apple doesn’t let people load third-party programs on the device, reducing the risk of infection from malicious software. But when the iPhone is connected to the Web, possibilities emerge, said Marius van Oers, a security researcher with McAfee’s AVERT Labs in Amsterdam.

“It’s fairly easy to send someone an SMS (Short Messaging Service) or an e-mail with a Web link,” he said. “And once you go to the Web link, then that server can inject code into the iPhone, and if that happens, [a hacker] can have full control.”

source: http://tech.yahoo.com/news/macworld/iphonesecurity20070921

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