Apple has responded to the recently uncovered SMS security flaw in iOS.
The firm delivered the following statement to Engadget:
Apple takes security very seriously. When using iMessage instead of SMS, addresses are verified which protects against these kinds of spoofing attacks. One of the limitations of SMS is that it allows messages to be sent with spoofed addresses to any phone, so we urge customers to be extremely careful if they’re directed to an unknown website or address over SMS.
Apple’s stance clearly shows they’re not going to address the flaw themselves anytime soon. Pod2g, however, has suggested that the best way to address the security flaw is displaying the original phone number, as well as the reply-to number.