Millions of people use their iPhones every day trusting the security of their networks and the phone itself. It turns out the software operating system of every iPhone to have ever come out has serious security vulnerabilities users should beware of.
A report released by the security researcher known as “pod2g” published details about a simple procedure that can manipulate the reply-to number displayed to the recipient of an SMS on the iPhone. This flaw could be exploited by malicious parties looking for sensitive information by disguising themselves as a trusted source. An individual could think they were sending a response somewhere while it was actually being routed to a separate number.
While the iPhone is known for certain to contain this flaw, other phone models can be vulnerable as well. It is best to be cautious of any text messages requesting sensitive information regardless of the apparent source.