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Reply # 79334 23-Jul-2007 20:51
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First exploit to allow full control of an iPhone through browser:


...researchers just unveiled a pretty serious security vulnerability in the iPhone. More specifically, it's Apple's Safari web browser which exhibits the vulnerability. Researchers at Independent Security Evaluators have used the vulnerability to take malicious control of the iPhone from rogue websites loaded with the exploit. Once in, researchers have full administrative access over the phone allowing them to listen in on room audio or snatch the SMS log, address book, call history, email passwords and more -- we're talking full access to your phone. Researchers note that the only way to stay safe is to check those URLs and only visit sites that you trust (which isn't very reassuring) and "may or may not be exploitable" from Mac and PC versions of Safari -- the same vulnerability exists only they haven't written the proof-of-concept exploit to test it yet. Apple has been notified of the vulnerability and a proposed fix with full public disclosure coming at the BlackHat conference on August 2nd.




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  Reply # 79336 23-Jul-2007 21:05
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Cool, iPhone could be used as a baby monitor.





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  Reply # 79338 23-Jul-2007 21:15
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I think that might be stretching the "it's not a bug, it's a feature" argument. ;-)

Will be interesting to see the details of the exploit, when they're released.

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  Reply # 79351 23-Jul-2007 23:03
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Yeah... I saw this story.

It looks like Apple will be expanding their security research and coding (and testing) with more Safari in the world than there was a few months ago.
That's a good thing, I think everyone would agree.



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  Reply # 79444 24-Jul-2007 15:11
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iphone only can be used  AT&Tsim card ...still can not used in nz ......cause still can not unluck ..the  network .......


i think iphone ...not that good .....5m cam and no video  only good at that finger touch ..



i used nokia E90 is much better


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  Reply # 79449 24-Jul-2007 15:41
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Watch for video support in a software update. The hardware is more than capable of supporting video.

It appears the iPhone software is very much a work in progress.

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  Reply # 79507 24-Jul-2007 21:44
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irony alert Mauricio......



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  Reply # 80333 30-Jul-2007 12:07
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Looks like AT&T's monthly charges are a bit prohibitive - so much that the guy from TG Daily is cancelling his connection to the cheapest plan on offer.  It'd be interesting to see how those charges compare to those at VFNZ, especially for GPRS. 




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Reply # 80336 30-Jul-2007 12:11
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I read yesterday that the AT&T billing system lists all image files you accessed on your iPhone, one by one, with each individual size. If you browse a lot, you are in for a lot of paper arriving in the mail...

Lucky the new (and old) Vodafone billing system is not that dumb...





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  Reply # 80454 30-Jul-2007 20:09
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Is there any official plans to release the iPhone here? I am inquring because Trademe withdrew an auction for AT&T iPhone and gave the following reason,

Listing no. 110648420 has been withdrawn.I am sorry but Trade Me has decided not to allow the sale of the Apple iPhone on the site until the official New Zealand release date later this year. We have made this decision in the interests of ensuring a positive buying experience for our members. It would be appreciated if you refrain from listing your iPhone on the site. Regards, Trade Me Customer Support








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  Reply # 80458 30-Jul-2007 20:15
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As yet there are no official plans of an iPhone release here.

It seems unusual that trademe would withdraw the auction just because it's an iPhone. Maybe the person auctioning it wasn't making it clear enough exactly what features can and can't be used here in NZ.

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Reply # 80463 30-Jul-2007 20:27
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I saw an iPhone article (linked before) on New Zealand Herald and they were not clear about what works and not. It's obvious they were not clear on Trade Me either.
 
Trade Me did that probably to prevent people complaining later "my phone doesn't place phone calls"... Doh!





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  Reply # 80554 31-Jul-2007 11:42
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Iphone is locked to a network and its annoying!

I rather stick with nokia mobiles

because there aren't anything special exciting about the iphone

If i wanted to listen to mp3s I would use my mp3 player creative zen vision w

I mean Symbian s60 v3 nokia n73 which im using is enough for me

Iphone doesn't appeal to me much.Touch screen,web browsing,and yeah other stuff which most mobiles have

I might appeal to the nz market but certainly not the hong kong market.There are so many brands like O2,Eten that can do what iphone can do.No reason to spend buying an Iphone!

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  Reply # 80559 31-Jul-2007 11:58
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because there aren't anything special exciting about the iphone

Well it actually appears that there is actually something special and exciting about it. At least according to people who have used one.


Iphone doesn't appeal to me much.Touch screen,web browsing,and yeah other stuff which most mobiles have

I might appeal to the nz market but certainly not the hong kong market.There are so many brands like O2,Eten that can do what iphone can do.No reason to spend buying an Iphone!
The thing for most consumers though, is not what it can do. It's how it does it. How accessible and relevant the features are. Most people don't buy on feature lists. They buy on user experience.



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