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Security Patch for Apple iPhone Released
August 3, 2007, 4:47 pm
Filed under: Apple

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Apple’s new release iPhone has some security loop holes. Thanks to early discoverers who in time have discovered these and now Apple has launched the security patches for it new release.

The software update which the Apple has released on Tuesday, 31st July 2007 has some security patches which plugs the bugs and security issues. The security patch not only plugs the loop holes but also closes the doors which could have allowed hackers to take control of the multimedia cellphone to spread viruses, spam or steal steal data if its owner was to visit a doctored Website or Internet Wi-Fi hotspot.

Till now no such misuse have been reported of loop holes but still those not upgraded cell phones connected to infected computers are vulnerable to viruses and threats.

The much hyped iphone – – a combination of cell phone and iPod player and wireless Web gadget – quickly became a popular research target after its launch on June 29. Its first ever software updte came just two days before analysis at Independent Security Evaluators were set to discuss the iPhone’s hijacking hole at a hackers convention in Las Vegas – TOI.

This new outstanding gadget has the ability to receive the updates of softwares and other bug fixes through iTunes whenever necessary.

On the Contrary, The iPhone’s battery has been targeted for consumer complaints.

“Chicago attorney Larry Drury filed a class-action law suit last week against Apple and the iPhone’s exclusive US carrier, AT&T, alleging the companies failed to disclose the associated replacement costs and limited life of the gadget’s battery.
The public is entitled to know what they’re getting for the money that they have spent – Durry said in a phone interview on Wednesday.
The law suit, which names Chicage resident Jose as the plaintiff, was filed in the circuit court of cook county in Illionis.
The New York Consumer Protection Board has also sent a letter to apple, complaining that the battery replacement costs are too expensive. – TOI.


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