How to Prevent SMS Spoofing On iPhone? Listen To Apple Advice
Apple made an official comment on the reports of a security in the operating system iOS, which allows attackers to use an arbitrary number in SMS from the sender. Apple announced that iPhone users can prevent SMS spoofing messages using iMessage service in which there is an additional recipient check.
Few hours ago I wrote you that pod2g developed Sendrawpdu SMS security app hack to show how it works. After that Cupertino company was quick to answer.
Apple is very serious about security. When using iMessage instead of SMS, it verifies the address, which prevents phishing attacks spoofing the sender address. One of the SMS features is that it allows you to send messages to any phone with a bogus address. Therefore, Apple recommend users to be extremely careful when you go to unknown websites or addresses received via SMS. And that was Apple respond to this SMS spoofing hack in iPhone iOS.
I think nothing strange in Apple behavior. iOS 6 SMS spoofing not working with Sendrawpdu app right now. It was confirmed.
Cupertino company rightly pointed out that users can send short message with a return address, but the question is why iOS does not allow to see the original number in case of substitution, remained unanswered.
Last Friday famous hacker pod2g found SMS vulnerability in the iPhone, which allows attackers to use an arbitrary number in the SMS messages. Hacker found out that SMS platform in Apple OS instead of showing just the number to which response would be sent, displayed the address from which the user had written the message.
Note that it is only a few weeks to iOS 6 release date. While the firmware is in beta testing, and Apple developers have time to fix the SMS spoofing hack, thus protecting users from phishing attacks.
But their is only hope. Cupertino company always tell nothing about its innovations and bug fixes in following devices and iOS. But I don’t believe Apple can’t prevent this iOS hack. I think the is other reason. Forget about SMS. It is from the last century. iMessage is your choice.
Update: If you have any problems you can find iOS 6 iMessage fix here and solve some issues as Not delivered or waiting for activation.
Any guesses? You see that Apple doesn’t even think to prevent iPhone SMS spoofing. Instead the company proposes its own service, but I could be wrong. May be it is true and iMessage security can repel phishing attacks?