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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > iPhone Turned out to Be the Most Hackable Mobile

iPhone Turned out to Be the Most Hackable Mobile

iPhone Turned out to Be the Most Hackable Mobile

Added: Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
iPhone, the precious device of Apple fans, appeared to be a victim of its own success. For a few years now, Apple fans were joking at Windows users and their vulnerable personal computers. They claimed that Apple software was much safer, and it really was. The matter is that Apple gear wasn’t safer because it was meant to be so – it simply was not popular enough to attract the hackers’ attention. Thus, the intruders couldn’t be bothered coming up with exploits for an operating system used by a couple of enthusiasts.

The problem came when Apple regained its footing – logically enough, it soon drew the attention of nefarious hackers. The company’s iOS boom was closely followed by the attackers and resulted in the iPhone becoming the most hackable mobile device at the moment. This was repeatedly proved by various Internet security groups, including Sourcefire. Press reports say that the latter revealed that the iPhone was plagued by 210 critical vulnerabilities and exposures (better known as CVEs). This is a very impressive figure, especially in comparison with other platforms. For instance, Google’s Android only has 24 CVEs, Windows Phone – 15, and Blackberry seems to be the safest with only 11 flaws. The most interesting fact is that these figures are also the numbers of Windows Phone and Blackberry exclusive applications.

According to the report issued by the security researchers, the vast popularity of iOS devices is the main reason for such abysmal results. In addition, the experts pointed out that Android received fewer CVEs during last year than it did a year before – this is despite the fact that its market share was growing very fast.

April 13th,2013

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Date:  Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Comments (12) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2013-04-13 03:16:52)
No avatarPress reports? You don't even state who put out the report? Try quoting the original source, if thats Sourcefire. And what makes Sourcefire experts that gets to decide this?

Jesus, where are your sources? What kind of silly conclusion is " the vast popularity of iOS devices is the main reason for such abysmal results". That doesn't make any sense.

posted by (2013-04-13 05:45:49)
No avatarNot sure exactly how long you have been keeping up with security facts, but these facts are not new.DO you think they just fix bugs for fun.

Some sleight of hand will allow iOS 6.1 hackers to access your phone application, listen to your voice mails, and place calls.

I suppose all these articles a false, as well you still think it has nothing to do with popularity. LG phone is not even in the line up.

posted by (2013-04-13 10:51:25)
giraffe avatarSam you have become an anti-apple fanboy, it's just a company that makes good quality computers and phones just like BMW makes good quality cars, if you don't like them don't buy them. Why don't you write an article about how Samsung has done nothing about the easy way to unlock and clone my phone. Or Google doing nothing about the 20K pieces of malware on Google Play. This article is BS there are over 250K piece of malware on Android which Karsparsky claims makes 98.9% for all mobile devices vs how many for iphone? Honestly my Iphone was easier to use then my Galaxy and I will swap back when my contract is up.

posted by Turtle (2013-04-13 12:39:42)
ATTIEQ avatarLove You samsung & Google. using Galaxy SIII & IPhone 4S

posted by men (2013-04-13 15:38:48)
ZerlindaX avatarSorry to say, although Apple maybe the most hackable, but Apple is
for amateurs and non tech people. Shame you can't even upgrade the
memory or replace the battery on your own. Is it $100.00 just for
them to replace the battery, lol. I know you could replace the
battery yourself, but most Apple users have no clue how to open up
a Apple phone. I could a 64GB memory for $30.00 and Apple charge
$700.00 for a 64CB phone. Amateurs and non tech Suckers!

OMG! Don't drop your Apple phone, another $200.00 Suckers.

posted by ET lover (2013-04-13 21:02:17)
HiDefHQ avatarAnd so he should be anti- apple they are just out for themselves at least most other companys make there stuff to be compatible with other things that dont have to be brought from the same company.

posted by (2013-04-14 07:21:57)
tablinski avatarsam keep up the good work some of us appreciate it. nuff said!!!

posted by (2013-04-14 11:12:48)
giraffe avatar@ZerlindaX I agree with you 100% that smartphones should have a tf card slot for extra memory and a battery that can be replaced easily. Unfortunately most smartphones don't including ones made by Nokia, LG, HTC and so on. Why call people suckers for buying a phone that suits there needs, what upgrades have you done to your phone besides memory? As to replacing parts the galaxy g3 screen is almost half the price of the phone, now that sounds like a rip off to me. BTW what indestructible smartphone are you using?

@ HiDefHQ Name me the tech company that plays well with others? You can't put Windows phone apps on Android or Blackberry or vise versa.

posted by ET junkiemen (2013-04-14 12:56:42)
milo33 avatarThanx for the info SaM, an` keep
pokin` with that stick !!!
Look at all these hornets !!

posted by (2013-04-14 13:20:44)
No avatarZerlindaX seems to think that all people who use apple are non technical types. Not so I am exclusively apple now although for many years I was a PC technician and in fact was a MCE I just decided that non apple items were just too slow for me

posted by (2013-04-14 13:26:09)
FGC_Grim avatarCome on, if iPhones were really that secure then jailbreaking them wouldnt be as easy as it is, and
ZerlindaX, your dead right, the iPhone is for kids, about all people have them for is playing games, I have 7 or 8 mates with them and all they ever do is play games on them! that or bitch about the fact it wont do what they want! I'm sticking to my Blackberry (I know I'll get stick for that!) but in all honesty, the apps are usefull, its secure and with os 10 you can side load android apps! oh, and add memory and change the battery! lol

posted by (2013-04-14 14:14:39)
blade70 avatarI own both Android and iOS devices. Most of my work, media consumption and personal affairs are done in my iOS devices (iPad Mini, iPhone 5), while everyday use in my Motorola Droid Razr, that works great for me after a very painful OS upgrade (I'm getting a brand new HTC One as soon as possible). I don't know... as a physician, I truly need for my patients the medical history and imaging apps at work, as much as I happen to enjoy some custom Android apps for critical care. Android has its perks, just as much as iOS. In my opinion, we need to enjoy the best of both worlds, the right tool for the right job, and respect everyone's needs.

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