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July 28, 2008

The iPhone open to phishers

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by David Allen

Probably one of the last things that a new iPhone user wants to hear are the words vulnerability and malicious websites.

However, according to researchers there is indeed a vulnerability within the iPhone‘s email programme and the Safari web browser.

Both applications are said to open to phishers who can fool the user into visiting suspect websites or by spammers who can launch and receive huge amounts of spam.

There are supposed to be at least three separate bugs, one in the browser and two in the email application.

Apple has agreed that the email application has some security issues, but when it comes to the browser, they have not confirmed whether there is such a flaw or not.

The easiest way to stay safe in the meantime is for users not to use any links within email messages, but this will not stop the junk from filling up the phones inbox.

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