Just came across a research paper from May 2011, thanks to Joe Sylve for the work.
“.. overview of a new technique that could be used for phishing web-based email services such as Google’s Gmail and Yahoo’s Mail ..”
Phishing Web-Based Email Services with HTML 5
Department of Computer Science, University of New Orleans, 11 May 2011
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17627038/papers/html5phishing.pdf – last access 22 September 2011 – (Full article)
Exploit in Skype on an iPhone or iPod touch, allows comprimise of your device’s address book simply by the attacker sending you a chat message. When the exploit code in the message is run, the victim’s iPhone will automatically make a new connection to a server, grabbing a larger payload, to execute and upload the iPhones entire address book file to the server.
It’s already been 48 hours since this vulnerability was first documented, and the vulnerable app is still available in the iTunes Store. It will be interesting to see how long it takes Apple and Skype to close the gaping hole ..”
“Skype for iPhone makes stealing address books a snap”
Dan Goodin, Malware, The Register UK, 20 September 2011
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/20/skype_for_iphone_contact_theft/ – last access 21 September 2011 – ( Full Article )