Macintosh users have been dreading the day that our platform becomes popular enough to warrant enough scrutiny from hackers that our machines are compromised. While this day is yet to arrive, it may have arrived in a different form factor – the iPhone.
According to the register, the first Safari vulnerability has been found, which could be used to let a malicious site run code on the iPhone, potentially for example to make the phone dial 900 numbers and rack up unwarranted numbers.
Being an Apple fan, I say the solution is simple – Don’t allow charges to be made by simply dialing a phone number. 🙂
It will be interesting to see how Apple handles security risks on this new platform.