Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Researcher: iPhone bug could let hackers steal photos, contacts and send texts

Charlie Miller, a researcher at Accuvant and one of the world's best-known Apple hackers, said Tuesday that the bug proves the Apple App Store isn't as safe as advertised.

"Until now, you could just blindly trust and download as many apps as you wanted and not worry about it," Miller said in an interview with CNN. "But until they fix this, you really should think twice about any apps you're downloading, because they could be malicious."

Miller said he alerted Apple to the bug three weeks ago and the company told him a fix was in the works. 

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