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Hackers planning Apple iPhone drive-by attacks

2008 to be year of the iPhone hack

The seriousness of attacks on Apple's iPhone will increase significantly next year, according to Arbor Networks.

Arbor's Security and Engineering Response Team (ASERT) said 2008 iPhone attacks will likely to be in the form of drive-by attacks - malware embedded into seemingly harmless information, images or other media that actually perform dangerous actions when rendered on the iPhone's web browser.

"With the scrutiny the iPhone has received since its launch earlier this year over network lock-in, ASERT believes that hackers will be enticed by the possibility of attacking Apple users and the opportunity to 'be the first' to hack a new platform," the report said.

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Apple has been involved in an ongoing battle with hackers for months. While the hacks have not been malicious, the process of unlocking the iPhone and allowing it to work with networks other than AT&T in the US has caused Apple to react.

After hackers successfully unlocked the iPhone, Apple warned users that future updates might render those devices inoperable. Later that same week, Apple released an update that did, in fact, disable unlocked iPhones.

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