Control iPhone Remotely

US security consultant, Rick Farrow, has used H D Moore's security testing tool, Metasploit, to crack the iPhone, which allows a hacker to control an iPhone remotely.Farrow demonstrated how he gained root access to the iPhone and installed an application that can record conversations on and near the iPhone, transforming the device into a spy […]

US security consultant, Rick Farrow, has used H D Moore's security testing tool, Metasploit, to crack the iPhone, which allows a hacker to control an iPhone remotely.

Farrow demonstrated how he gained root access to the iPhone and installed an application that can record conversations on and near the iPhone, transforming the device into a spy tool. It also allowed him to remotely access recently modified files, locally stored e-mails and view the iPhone's Web browsing history.

"Using a specially crafted Web page utilising an iPhone exploit (now patched) he gained root level shell access to the phone -- which means he could do anything that the iPhone is capable of from his laptop," explained Jarno Niemel