I reported last week about the iPhone hack that Michael Jenkin was investigating. I understand that Michael has been working with various authorities on the problem. Microsoft have had their security team review a number of systems and found no compromise, the federal authorities are happy that the servers are not compromised either. Apple however have been noticeably silent on the issue and in fact AFAIK not even responded officially except to request that the media not be contacted… One might be forgiven for thinking that Apple was either not interested in the issue, or more seriously, knows about the issue and therefore does not want to talk about it… whatever the reason, it’s not a good situation for iPhone users
Michael Jenkin was understandably upset to learn that Flash SMS or 0 SMS records are not available from Telstra. The messages can be directed to a phone and then once dismissed, all traces are removed. Telstra either do not record the messages or the senders of these messages or at the very least, do not want to release this information, even to the owner of the phone. This does not bode well for current issues the world are facing including cyber bullying and other tactics and criminal activities involving mobile phones.
Wish I had more to report on this… but figured I’d try to bring you at least some of the information available now.