The iPhone is apparently still a big target for would-be malicious hackers. With the iPhone 3G now available around the world, and Apple now the second largest smartphone manufacturer, users would be wise to double check any webpage or media that they view on their iPhone.
The latest security bug comes from an enterprising iPhone hacker that is trying to turn his iPhone hacking skills into a day-job at Apple. Piergiorgio Zambrini, the creator of the now-defunct ZiPhone jailbreak and unlocking tool for the iPhone, has discovered a new audio bug that causes the iPhone and iPod Touch to shut down.
He’s found that when a video file, that has been coded to exploit the audio-bug, is played, it causes the iPhone to crash and turn off.
Apple has been made aware of the bug, so we’ll likely see a patch in the upcoming iPhone 2.2 OS. In the meantime, like we said before, it might be a good idea to watch out for suspicious media.