Leak in iOS allows sending malicious irremovable SMS ‘Update




A leak in iOS allows sending a malicious non-removable push notifications to iPhones, so claims a Swedish developer. Details about the vulnerability in iOS lacking. Apple would have ‘no interest’ shown in the leak.

The developer, one Roman Digerberg a GPS tracker for the iPhone was making, say against the Swedish ICT site Techworld he came vulnerability happen on the track when he accidentally sent a message to his iPhone and then fail could remove.

The leak gives attackers the ability to send that always appear on the lock screen and can not be removed. Text messages to iPhones The developer also claims to any number of push notifications can appear and disappear. In apps He can cause an error SIM card so the user will need to reboot.’s IPhone

Digerberg said to have been informed but Apple claims that the manufacturer ‘no interest’ in the leak showed that he was carrying. Then he decided to seek publicity. The vulnerability that defines Techworld is most likely in the way iOS handles certain types of messages.

It is unclear whether the claims of the Swedish developer knocking. Digerberg has various shops, but is not known as a developer. Tweakers has made contact with the developer, who says he comes up with further information within hours.

Update, Thursday: Tweakers against the developer says that an exploit of the vulnerability ‘very easy’ is: “I have made ​​a program that sends messages in a non-standard text format I can voicemail on and off and random text. send to your screen. ” The developer does not respond to questions about how the vulnerability puts technically together. He reiterated that he had “zero response” from Apple, when he reported the bug.

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