Apple SMS vulnerability a real problem

In light of the vulnerability of the iOS texting security flaw, Apple admitted that there really is a problem and that iOS should stop using SMS for sending messages in the meantime.

Apple said in a statement, “Apple takes security very seriously. When using iMessage instead of SMS, addresses are verified which protects against these kinds of spoofing attacks.”

“One of the limitations of SMS is that it allows messages to be sent with spoofed addresses to any phone, so we urge customers to be extremely careful if they’re directed to an unknown website or address over SMS,” they added.

Apple’s statement isn’t a solution to the problem. Instead it’s a temporary fix to the quandary.

We are uncertain as to what changing a “reply to” in an SMS message could harm us, the consumers. iOS users often subscribe to message alerts, may it be via text or email. That is why this threat causes an authentic problem.

Another problem is that Apple has not yet released a fix for this threat. Even the unreleased iOS 6 is vulnerable with this issue.

Does this affect Apple’s rumored release of the iPhone 5 next month?

If you plan on buying a new iPhone, will this be a cause for you to shift to a different brand?
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