By Elinor Mills
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
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
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