Apple Patch Slims iPhone Security Fears

The BBC recently reported that Apple have released a security patch in order to fix a potential flaw on their iPhone.

The security issue was brought to their attention during the Black Hat conference that was recently held in Las Vegas.

Experts revealed on Thursday that modified SMS messages could result in iPhones being disconnected from the network or hijacked altogether.

Apple said phones incorporating other mobile operating systems, such as Windows Mobile and Google Android, were also potentially vulnerable.

It added that no-one had actually used the flaw to gain access to an iPhone.

Whilst no-one has yet taken advantage of this flaw it does show that criminals could possibly find ways of introducing malware onto some cell phones in the future.

Further details about the Apple patch can be found on their website.

Are you concerned about the security of your iPhone or alternatively branded cell?

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Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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