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Former NSA IT Expert Helps Find iPhone Security Flaw

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By Allan Holmes July 23, 2007

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A former National Security Agency computer expert and two other security epxerts at the Baltimore-based security research firm Security Evaluators report they have found a security vulnerability in Apple's newly released iPhone. "Charles Miller, the principal security analyst for [Security Evaluators], admitted though that Apple’s efforts to make the iPhone a secure environment are quite impressive, but 'once you did manage to find a hole, you were in complete control,'" according to a brief posted by the online newspaper eFluxMedia. According to various news accounts, a hacker can take over an individual's iPhone by luring the user to a Web page, where the user unexpectedly download's malware allowing the hacker access into the user's iPhone. But government employees don't have to worry about the security vulnerability since they aren't allowed, yet, to buy one for work.

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