7/3/2009 1:17:00 PM
Apple readies software patch after hacker threat revealed
Apple is readying a software patch to fix a flaw in the iPhone’s text function that means a hacker could gain remote control to the device.
In the most extreme cases, the flaw could enable cyber criminals to tap into an iPhone's GPS features or remotely activate the microphone for eavesdropping.
Meanwhile, Apple has issued a temperature warning following widespread discontent from users about overheating handsets.
A temperature warning is built into the iPhone firmware and if you see it, you’ll need to give your handset time to let off steam before you can use it again properly.
According to internet tech websites, Apple is advising against leaving an iPhone out in the sun, as temperatures out of the 0-35 degrees Celsius range could result in lessened battery life or the device stopping completely.