[ISN] Researcher finds possible bug in Apple's iPhone

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 04:18:37 -0500 (CDT)

By Jeremy Kirk
IDG News Service

Famed Mac hacker Charlie Miller has found another possible security 
vulnerability in Apple's iPhone.

Miller, a principal security analyst at Independent Security Evaluators, 
is known for his prowess in hacking Apple products, winning the 
CanSecWest security conference hacking contest two years straight.

Miller detailed his latest find -- just discovered a couple of days ago 
-- on Thursday at the Black Hat Europe security conference. The finding 
refutes what was a commonly held belief about how an unmodified iPhone 

Most security researchers thought it wasn't possible to run shellcode on 
an iPhone. Shellcode is code that can run from a command line, but the 
iPhone was thought not to allow it for security reasons.


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