Within two weeks of part time work, researchers at Independent security Evaluators are claiming to have successfully discovered a flaw in iPhone’s Safari browser that allows them to take control of the device with the help of a set of tools developed to work with iPhone’s architecture (which also includes some tools from the #iphone-dev community). They have also developed a proof-of-concept of the iPhone hack capable of delivering files from the user’s iPhone to a remote attacker.
Best iPhone Hacks
We had iPhone hackers claiming to have gained full access to iPhone’s filesystem, which was for sure to open up a whole host of possibilities. We saw one of them with a long step by step guide on how to get custom ringtones on your iPhone and now we have another step by step guide from folks at ModMyiPhone on how to customize the iPhone’s background.
The step by step guide to change your ringtones was quite long with 23
steps, this one isn’t short either, it consists of 15 steps.
One of the revolutionary features of the iPhone is its seamless integration between different applications which has been possible thanks to OS X. One of the examples of this is the click-to-call feature, where the feature gives iPhone users a simple way to dial phone numbers listed on web pages. Unfortunately, the feature is under threat from attackers who could exploit a bug in this feature to trick you into making phone calls to expensive "900" or overseas numbers without your knowledge. The security warning was issued by security researchers at SPI Labs.
The iPhone hackers at iPhone Dev Wiki are claiming to have partially unlocked the iPhone using an application called iASign. It doesn’t unlock the iPhone fully so you can use it with other companies but the breaking news is it will allow you to use any of the existing prepaid Cingular, AT&T, and AT&T’s MVNO’s SIM cards so you don’t need to get a 2-year contract with AT&T.
The lack of instant messaging in the iPhone seems to be getting a lot of attention from the iPhone hackers or developers, we first had GearLive publishing a tutorial to help you run IRC on the iPhone, then it was Cerulean Studios inviting iPhone users to join their beta test program for Trillian Astra on the iPhone, we now have Next3 launching their own instant messenger for the iPhone, dubbed FlickIM.
Want to take control of your home PC or MAC using your iPhone? TightVNC (with some modifications) for the PC (Wintel) and Telekinesis for your MAC seem to be the answer at least for now.
More details and images available after the jump.
[Information & Images courtesy Telekinesis & Cre.ations.net]
If you are one of those who does not like the ringtones that are available on your iPhone, then there is good news for you. This week we had the news of hackers gaining full access to iPhone’s filesystem and I had mentioned that it throws up a host of possibilities.
I was right, folks at HacktheiPhone.com have used these iPhone hacks and have published a step by step guide to help you achieve iPhone ringtone freedom.
For more details available after the jump.
Folks at WirelessInfo.com have published a number which if dialed brings up the iPhone Field Test Mode, which will give you a peek in to AT&T‘s network by providing information about the cell tower in your area, signal strength, EDGE network, and lots more.
So how do you get into the Field Test mode on your iPhone??
Only yesterday, we had iPhone Hackers claiming to have gained full access to iPhone’s filesystem though they are yet to release a tool to make it easier for the general iPhone users. So if you can’t wait for the tool, you can buy iPhoneDrive which will help you transfer your data off the iPhone with ease and also copy music, pictures and other files on it.
I had carried out an article about iPhone hackers claiming to have developed an iPhone hack called "iPhoneInterface" which will help you manipulate the iPhone’s state, launch services and also having the capability of interacting with the iPhone.
The same folks have made more progress in their goal to get access to the iPhone’s filesystem and are now claiming they have gained full ownership of the iPhone filesystem.
This definitely opens a whole host of options of customizing Apple’s iPhone.