Apple releases iPhone OS 3.0.1 to patch SMS security threat

Apple has released a security update for the iPhone OS to patch the recent threats of an SMS attack.

Written by Joe Aimonetti

Apple has released a security update for the iPhone OS to patch the recent threats of an SMS attack.

From the Apple knowledge base article:
"Impact: Receiving a maliciously crafted SMS message may lead to an unexpected service interruption or arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue exists in the decoding of SMS messages. Receiving a maliciously crafted SMS message may lead to an unexpected service interruption or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue through improved error handling. Credit to Charlie Miller of Independent Security Evaluators, and Collin Mulliner of Technical University Berlin for reporting this issue."

Users can plug their iPhones into their computers and download the update via iTunes.

Resources
View the entire Apple KB Article here.
Read the MacFixIt report about the iPhone's SMS security issue.

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