Apple’s latest and free iPhone OS 3.0 software updates includes patches for multiple vulnerabilities, some with serious security implications.
The update, which is only available for download via iTunes, covers a total of 46 documented vulnerabilities, including several that allows malicious code execution if a user simply visits a rigged Web site or views a manipulated image.
According to an Apple advisory, the most serious vulnerabilities were fixed in ImageIO, CoreGraphics, Safari, Mail and WebKit.The update also fixes security problems in libxml, IPSec, the MPEG-4 Video Codec, Profiles and Telephony.
Apple iPhone includes new features like
Cut, Copy & Paste
Quickly and easily cut, copy, and paste text from application to application. Select entire blocks of web text with a tap. Copy and paste images from the web, too.
Want more room to type? Rotate iPhone to landscape to use a larger keyboard in Mail, Messages, Notes, and Safari.
Send MMS messages and include video, photos, audio, and contact info. Even tap to snap a picture or shoot a video right inside Messages.MMS support from AT&T coming in late summer.
Find what you’re looking for across your iPhone, all from one place. Spotlight searches all of your contacts, email, calendars, and notes, as well as everything in your iPod.
Capture a memo, a meeting, or any audio recording on the go. Voice Memos works with the built-in iPhone microphone or with the mic on your headset.
Create meetings via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and subscribe to calendars with new CalDAV support.
Buy Movies, TV Shows, and Audiobooks
Download movies, TV shows, music videos, and audiobooks from the iTunes Store on your iPhone.
Enhanced Stocks App
Get more at-a-glance information and view charts in landscape mode.
Enjoy faster performance, autofill user names and passwords, and more.
Share your Internet connection with your laptop with Internet tethering via Bluetooth or USB.4. Tethering is not currently offered in the U.S. and some other countries. See your carrier for availability.
Connect compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones, car kits, or other accessories.
Automatic Wi-Fi Login
Log in to a Wi-Fi hotspot and iPhone automatically logs you in when you connect again.
Never leave a note behind. Now you can sync all the notes you write on your iPhone back to your Mac or PC.
Decide what music, videos, and apps your kids can access.
iTunes Store Account
Create and log in to one or more iTunes Store accounts directly from your iPhone.
Log in to your YouTube account to save and sync bookmarks and rate favorites.
Shake to Shuffle
Give iPhone a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library.
iPhone supports 30 languages and more than 40 keyboard layouts.
MobileMe Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe
Find your iPhone if you lose it and protect your privacy with Remote Wipe.
Run the Latest Apps
Run the next generation of iPhone apps, like peer-to-peer games and more.
and many more.....Apple Rocks... :)