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Security hole opens up password protected iPhones




Security hole opens up password protected iPhones
Security hole opens up password protected iPhones



http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10027479-83.html 

By Elinor Mills
Security
CNET News
August 27, 2008

A serious security hole in the latest iPhone software exposes e-mail, 
text, and voice messages to whoever gets a hold of the device despite it 
being password-protected.

Basically, clicking emergency call and double-clicking the "home" button 
brings up the favorites on iPhone 2.0.2, which opens up the address 
book, the dial keypad and voice mail, according to a report on Engadget, 
which got the tip on the hole from the MacRumors Forum.

Then, clicking on the blue arrows next to the names gives access to 
private information in a favorite entry, clicking in a mail address 
opens up the mail application, clicking on a URL in the contact 
information opens up Safari, and clicking on "send a text message" in a 
contact gives full access to the text messages.

The report suggests using the "home" setting so that double-clicking on 
the home button will take whoever is holding the phone to the unlock 
screen page.

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