Charlie Miller, a researcher with Accuvant Labs has found a software flaw in Apple’s iPhones and iPads which may allow hackers to build apps that secretly install programs to steal data, send text messages or destroy information.
It is believed that hackers have not yet exploited the vulnerability in Apple’s iOS software.Miller said:
“Until now you could just download everything from the App Store and not worry about it being malicious. Now you have no idea what an app might do,”
Miller said he proved his theory by building a stock-market monitoring tool, InstaStock, that was programed to connect to his server once downloaded, and to then download whatever program he wants.