iOS 7 Will Patch Exploit Enabling Spoofed Chargers To Hack Into iPhone Dialer
Apple has thanked the researchers for bringing the issue to their attention in a bid to solve an issue before ill-willed individuals grabbed hold of it. At the conference, the researchers were able to plug an iPhone into a hacked charger, which included a small computer within. With only $45 in parts, they were able to create a charger that infected the phone with a virus that could auto-dial out. It could then be used as a spying too, worst-case scenario.
If you've ever connected an Android device to a computer to charge, you'll notice a pop-up message alerting you. Now, iPhones will do similarly, so if you ever do plug an iOS 7 device into a spoofed charger, it'll alert you that it is indeed plugged into a computer. Nifty.