Peter Schooff beat me to this post but... hey, it's summer and I'm moving slow.
Independent Security Evaluators, a security consulting group headed up by security expert Avi Rubin, reported on a number of iPhone vulnerabilities. Among the more serious vulnerabilities that can be exploited may result in the following -
- Exploit may redirect placed phone calls to phone numbers designated by attacker.
- Continuous loop of call attempts. Turning off the phone is the only recourse
- Tracking of personal info including calls placed by user.
- Preventing phone from dialing out.
You can read the full report here.
The commercials say "it's not just a version of the Internet...it's the Internet". Well, now we know it comes with vulnerabilities as well...just like the Internet experience we know and love.