NY Times: iPhone Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over

The New York Times published an article today which paints a fairly scathing picture of security on the iPhone. According to the article, hackers are able to gain total control over your iPhone either via a WiFi connection or by tricking users into visiting a particular web site. Given the information revealed within the article, many users may decide to use their iPhone less freely, out of concern of having the wealth personal information an iPhone may contain exposed or otherwise having their phone exploited.

According to the team of security experts who found the iPhone exploits, a firm named Independent Security Evaluators, once you were able to break through the iPhone's security, the phone and it's contents were an open book. "Once you did manage to find a hole, you were in complete control," said Charles Miller, principle security analyst for the firm.

Apple has indicated that they take iPhone security very seriously and cited their track record of rapidly responding to detected vulnerabilities.

Supposed Video of 6th Generation iPod Circulating

A video has surfaced that is supposedly a demo of the user interface for the upcoming 6th generation Apple iPod. The video was produced by, a digital audio player review site. It should come as no surprise that the interface shown in the demo looks a good deal like the interface of the Apple iPhone.

Still, have a look at the video, and one can definitely wonder whether the video is legitimate or just a clever ruse.


Hello World: First 3rd party application runs on iPhone

Though it's just a rudimentary "Hello World" application, members of the iPhone Dev Wiki team are reporting that they have successfully compiled and launched the first third party application on the iPhone. According to the Dev Wiki website,

"The iphone-binutils project has now correctly assembled and linked Hello World, using entirely free software. The resulting binary runs correctly on the iPhone."



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