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Errata Security: Our First iPhone Bugs

Robert Graham (David Maynor’s partner at Errata Security):

The thing that interests us most, though, is that we think the iPhone is inherently more secure than competing smartphones (such as those based on Windows Mobile or Symbian). While Apple is slightly behind Windows on the desktop/server (that Samba bug still appears to be unfixed), it’s still light years ahead of the mobile vendors. The mobile market is completely screwed up right now: while carriers know about the widespread vulnerabilities in their phones, the carriers are unwilling to patch them.

In short, Apple’s biggest security advantage with iPhone is that they’re going to push software updates out to all users via iTunes.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007