Your iPhone Will Be Safe From Random Hijackings By Tomorrow

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!]

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