Watch Out, Hackers Could Take Over Your iPhone!!!
To all of you who have ever engaged in the BlackBerry versus iPhone debate, well, I hate to say it, but BlackBerry-toting owners are laughing today. It appears that the iPhone has a major flaw—it can be hacked via text messages. I know, I know, it’s terrifying. But try to remain calm. Take a deep breath and keep reading. So the geeks who figured out how to take over people’s iPhones are allegedly going to reveal the how-to at a conference today. Once this happens, the hacking can commence. iPhone users will get a single square character in a text message. The hackers will then take over the phone’s functions and send a burst of messages to the owner’s contacts. Not to get all apocalyptic on you, but one researcher said, “Someone could pretty quickly take over every iPhone in the world with this.”
There’s a simple way to prevent your phone from being hijacked but, alas, it means you won’t get those super important texts from your besties and you may miss a call from that cute guy you went on a date with last night. Researchers say if you turn the thing off, everything will be OK. But you aren’t going to do that, are you? [Metro UK]