EVERYBODY PANIC! A new exploit has been found in Safari, allowing hackers to rip the entire catalog of text messages (received and sent, deleted or not) from your iPhone for their perusal and personal privacy perversions. You load the malicious website, and it goes to work, no user interaction required. In theory, this same exploit could extend to picture messages, contacts, and all sorts of other data that most people would probably rather wasn’t uploaded to some hacker’s server.
NOBODY PANIC! Fortunately for us, it was discovered by two gents (Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf-Philipp Weinmann) who were duking it out for $15,000 smackers at the Pwn2Own hacking competition in Vancouver. By the very nature of the competition, all of the details of the exploit are being sent straight to Apple and Apple alone. Thank God for the good guys.
While it’s still worrisome that such a bug exists, this seems like something that Apple will make a top priority. Lets just hope that someone with lesser intentions doesn’t go digging the bug up before Apple puts the clamp on it.