Apple Kills Serious iPhone SMS Spoofing Flaw With iOS 6

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Another great reason to install iOS 6.

Back in August, we told you about a serious SMS security flaw with the iPhone that opened the door to text message spoofing. At the time, Apple told users they could protect themselves by using its iMessage service rather that traditional SMS messages, but the Cupertino company appears to have rectified the issue in iOS 6.

iOS 5 Security Flaw Allows Access To Contacts List, Recent Calls & Text Messages Without Passcode

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Passcode locks are no match for a piece of software called XRY.
Passcode locks are no match for a piece of software called XRY.

Apple’s iOS devices has suffered a number of passcode flaws in recent years, which have allowed anyone to circumvent their security and access features within the device. The company has always been fairly quick to address these issues, but they continue to crop up.

The latest allows anyone with knowledge of the exploit to access your contacts list, your recent calls, your voicemail, your text messages, and more.

iOS Bug Could Cost You A Fortune In Data Fees While You’re On Vacation

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We’re all familiar with how costly data can be on our iOS devices if we’re using them to get on the internet abroad with no access to a Wi-Fi hotspot. To prevent nasty charges, most of us turn off data roaming and avoid using our devices for the internet.

However, there’s a nasty bug in Apple’s iOS operating system that could cost you a fortune while you’re on vacation by allowing you to download apps over a 3G data network even with the feature turned off.