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Random People Could Be Receiving Your iPhone Push Messages

Developer tweets the problem and his testing

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Be careful when sending AIM messages with your unlocked or jailbroken iPhone, anyone with a similar hacked device could be receiving your messages.

Are you concerned with the security of iPhone Push? Tell us.

Developer, Till Schadde discovered the security hole when someone unintentionally received his AIM message. Below you can read his tweet stream where he writes about the iPhone Push flaw and his subsequent testing:

Seucirty flaw with iPhone Push notifications

Seucirty flaw with iPhone Push notifications

Seucirty flaw with iPhone Push notifications

Seucirty flaw with iPhone Push notifications

Below is the screenshot, which was mentioned above, which shows his message:

iPhone Push notification screenshot

The flaw with the iPhone Push notifications seems to stem from a hack which was done to avoid Apple’s jailbroken iPhone push blocking. So, in other words… if you have a non-jailbroken iPhone, continue to AIM away.

Does this news make you leery to use iPhones Push notifications? Let us know.

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  • Quinn McQuay

    Why do people jailbrake their iphones anyway? just seems like your asking for this kind of trouble.

  • Guest

    I’m so tired of hearing about the iphone, i personally can’t wait for the new gphone.

  • Claire Martyrs

    My cousin had this problem, i’ll see if i can get you some screen grabs from it.

  • http://www.abundantace.com/ ace

    Glad I don’t have an iphone. Iphone just is not secure no matter what you do.

  • http://pushfix.info/ Pushfix

    Push is very secure to eavesdropping, it is not secure when you install shared push certificates.

    If you want push to run properly on a jailbroken unlocked phone, see my site, pushfix.info

    I provide unique certificates to every user, just like legitimate activation.

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