According to British iPhone carrier O2, Apple will be issuing an update this weekend to fix an SMS exploit that allows any jerk with some spare time to bulk-hijack iPhones. It’s an admirably quick fix to a comically terrible problem.
But at least Apple’s got an update infrastructure to match their relatively quick remedy; what’s really worrying is that some other vulnerable phones—mostly Android and Windows Mobile handsets—are still vulnerable, and whatever updates Google and Microsoft have in store may have a slightly harder time blanketing users without the near-daily update checking built into the iPhone’s usage style. And so we will all die, by text message. [BBC–-Thanks, Brian!]