iPhone Patch Released

On August 1, 2009

I guess the media still has a lot of power, because Apple released a patch to the iPhone SMS hack with 24 hours of the massive media coverage it received.

Initially the researchers who found the bug notified Apple of the problem over a month before they presented it at Black Hat, but it seems a lot of media coverage is what it really takes Apple to react this quickly.  Apple’s official comment was, “This morning, less than 24 hours after a demonstration of this exploit, we’ve issued a free software update that eliminates the vulnerability from the iPhone,”

Apple also reassured everyone that no attacks had actually happened and that users simply need to waste no time plugging in their iPhone and downloading the 3.0.1 update now available.