Although Steve Jobs has closed the iPhone operating system to ensure its stability and prevent the installation of malware, according to Marius van Oers, a researcher at McAfee's AVERT Labs, the "web" opening of the mobile phone could represent one of the weakest points of the device .
Apple pushes on the development of web applications, but perhaps overlooks the fact that many hackers could exploit Safari to start a malicious code: it would be enough to send an email or an SMS containing a link. Once the link is clicked, a page capable of starting malicious code would open, and at that point a hacker could have full control of the terminal, especially if this state was previously "opened" with hacks installed by the owner.
Although hacking on mobile devices is not widespread, attacks with the mobile phone could become more frequent with the European launch of the iPhone. The flaws could be exploited to launch numerical self-dialing programs, by making phone calls through which an attacker could make an economic return.
The "closure" of Apple to the installation of external applications also seems an effective way to avoid possible intrusions.
According to van Oers, fortunately today the situation is not absolutely critical, but not said that the same scenario awaits us for the future.