Apple Releases iPhone OS 3.0.1-Security Patch for SMS

Posted by at 11:21 am on July 31, 2009

Apple has today released iPhone firmware v3.0.1, following reports at the Black Hat conference of a security issue involving SMS messaging. The bug allows maliciously-crafted text messages to remotely disable or control an iPhone, enabling a hacker to execute code without alerting the owner.

The firmware update can be downloaded through iTunes via the “Check for Update” button.

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