AFP hack allows iPhone root access

Good news for iPhone hacking enthusiasts and bad news for iPhone security enthusiasts: An iPhone hacker going by the name of “Core,” has uncovered a previously unknown AppleTalk Filing Protocol vulnerability that allows for full read/write access to an iPhone or iPod Touch’s memory. The hack makes loading applications onto the device as easy as pie; unfortunately it also makes pulling data off of the phone easy–including confidential emails and documents. It seems pretty likely that Apple will patch this hole with the next software update–so as usual, iPhone hackers, enjoy it while it lasts.

For more on the hack:
– see this article from TUAW

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