The other side of iPhone security

Thursday, 11 October 2007, 2:09 PM EST

Over the past few weeks, hackers and enthusiasts have given the iPhone’s platform a thorough massage, attempting to break through Apple’s barriers. More often than not, such breaks progress not by unraveling Apple’s attempts at locking things down but rather by circumventing them through the exploitation of some bug or vulnerability in a component of the OS. Mobile Safari and Mobile Mail have come under a lot of scrutiny - imagine creating a (paying, of course!) web page that iPhone users could visit to automatically unlock the phone through the crafty exploitation of an image-based bug.

At O'Reilly.

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