Saturday, September 6, 2014

Facebook to fix auto iPhones calls

Social networking giant Facebook will soon release an update for its messenger app. The patch will fix the issue on iOS that allows attackers to make calls automatically from users' phones by clicking on web link. Andrei Neculaesei a developer from Copenhagen discovered the flaw which can be triggered through the tel URL scheme. According to Apple document, tel URL scheme is used to launch the mobile app on iOS devices and allow dialing of the specified phone number. Applications like Facebook Messenger, Apple's Facetime, Google+ and Gmail usually don't show a pop-up for alerts when users tap a telephone link in a webpage and allow making calls without user consent. <more>

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