The market for iPhones is still booming after all these years. Apple iPhones have captured the third largest share of the smartphone market. Around 11% of all smartphones sold around the world are iPhones.
Despite the popularity of iPhones, there are still some major concerns that people often overlook. It is important to understand the security and programming flaws that can compromise your iPhone. These issues can wreak havoc on iPhone users if they don’t take the right precautions.
We decided to create a brief list of a couple of the biggest risks with iPhones that not enough people are talking about. You probably haven’t heard about Telugu characters and other risks. We hope that you read further to learn a bit more.
Detailing the Biggest Challenges iPhone Owners Face
As we discussed in the article on whether iOS is more secure than Android, there is no such thing as a 100% secure operating system. We know you’ve read and heard it dozens of times, but it’s essential to remember it. It is also true that, compared to the competition, the operating system of your iPhone/iPad has a structure that makes it less vulnerable to possible external attacks.
iPhone XA here are some of the most recent cases that show that not even Apple is able to stop the security breaches that its OS suffers. If you thought your iPhone was impassable, we’re sorry, we have to tell you that it’s not.
The risk of iPhone security breaches are going to rise even further as time goes on. This is largely driven by the growth of the iPhone market. Hackers recognize that more people are purchasing iPhones, so they are investing more in targeting this market.
Filtering the iOS source code
According to MotherBoard, an American cyber security magazine, this is the “biggest leak in history” that Apple has suffered. It was at the end of 2017 when different forums began to comment that some of this source code had been leaked and that it would allow hackers to find operating system vulnerabilities more easily and execute repeated attacks. A rumour that was later confirmed in full.
In particular, the most sensitive part of this code corresponds to the commands that deal with the secure boot of the operating system, iBoot. That is, it is the first set of instructions that loads the iPhone when you turn on the phone and validates that the operating system remains intact and unmodified. No joke. However, this published code belongs to iOS version 9, so those users who have it installed in their handsets should think about updating it (whenever possible).
Telugu characters can make your iPhone unusable
Telugu character that disables your iPhone. This is another case that has caused thousands of iPhones to end up in some technical service in recent weeks. More than a security flaw, it’s a programming error that induces the phone to enter an infinite charging loop without us being able to do anything to get it out of it. A single letter, from an Indian language called Telugu, makes the OS unable to manage it and it enters this process irreversibly on a temporary basis.
How do you avoid it? The latest versions of iOS already correct this error. However, there are several ways to ensure that when we receive this character it is removed from our system. And even if we can’t avoid it and the iPhone crashes, we can get it into DFU mode and reset it. Be careful, because we will delete all the content of the iPhone (although it is then possible to recover it from the most recent backup we have).