With security researchers set to reveal details of a critical security flaw in the iPhone at the Black Hat 2007 conference next week, Apple now has fewer than seven days to patch a critical vulnerability in the product.
The iPhone hack is one of several disclosures planned that could lead to fireworks as more than 3,000 hackers and security professionals converge at Caesars Palace Las Vegas for the annual event.
The iPhone hack, which was first reported Monday by Independent Security Evaluators, showed how hackers could retrieve data from a victim's iPhone, by tricking them into visiting a malicious website.
PDF spam wave subsides, says BitDefender
Spammers are losing the fight as IT users become wise to unsolicited files, security software house BitDefender has said.
BitDefender's researchers said the number of spam messages with PDF attachments dropped recently. This is because recipients are not clicking on uninvited PDFs, said Vlad Valceanu, head of BitDefender's anti-spam lab.
BitDefender rival MessageLabs said two weeks ago that hackers had tweaked the Storm worm to produce the infected PDF files. These took the form of fake job advertisements, greetings cards, and stock tips to support penny-stock "pump-and-dump" schemes.