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iPhone VS. DoS: DoS Wins…

April 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Apple, iPhone

iPhone Skull

People have been shocked that their iPhone can be destroyed by a simple website. used a small exploit found in the Safari app, (The TIFF Exploit in firmware 1.1.1) which jailbroke the iPhone/iPod touch via some code and a security flaw that the iPhone/iPod touch had in firmware 1.1.1. This was a good thing, that is, if you agree with jailbreaking. (I do!)

Now, a team of researchers have found a huge flaw in the Safari application. Apparently, in firmware 1.1.4 or older, a DoS style attack can render your iPhone or iPod touch’s Safari useless. Now, we cannot confirm that it will permanently brick your device at this time, but it can do some serious damage.

Also, a malicious code can be written in Java, and that can also do the same amount of damage. Apple will most likely fix this by the time firmware 2.0 rolls around. Maybe even in firmware 2.0 (beta 4). Remember that the current 2.0 firmware, (iPhone OS 2 beta 3) will expire on Thursday May 15, 2008 at 07:00:00 UTC. This should give Apple enough time to fix the problems and to add more features!

-Alan Vazquez


3 Comments so far ↓

  • truehyrbidx

    wht kinda damage we talking bout here??
    like crushes and cripples the iphones software.. or gets to a point where it overloads the baseband causing a BB crash too???

    also what is the site?

  • Alan Vazquez

    I cannot dissclose the site. I am sorry. I would not like to make it seem like we want you to visit the site. All I can tell you is that it is an iPhone “friendly” site that is not on Apple’s Official Web Apps. Yes, I am talking about totoal and complete destruction. As in, the bootloader would be completely corrupted, the firmware would completely crash. What happens, is that the virus will make safari overload, then the virus will enter the filesystem and will corrupt everything. So it will very quickly reduce your prized Apple device to a paperweight. PERMANENTLY.

  • truehybridx

    well holy crap…. well i guess i know now that my problems with safari arent related to this lol

    what is this some hacker bored at home??

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