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UK crime fighters grapple with iPhone wipe threat




UK crime fighters grapple with iPhone wipe threat
UK crime fighters grapple with iPhone wipe threat



http://networks.silicon.com/mobile/0,39024665,39282266,00.htm 

By Nick Heath
Silicon.com
2 September 2008

Criminals can remotely destroy incriminating evidence by exploiting 
security features on the Apple iPhone, a leading digital forensics 
expert has warned.

The head of the Serious Fraud Office digital forensics unit Keith Foggon 
cautioned that the ability to remotely wipe the iPhone and other smart 
phones used by enterprises could be exploited by lawbreakers.

Foggon said: "The 3G iPhone is brand new, there are not many tools for 
dealing with it and it can be remotely wiped. It's a bit like the 
BlackBerrys where users can carry out remote deletion."

He added the unit took precautions to guard against the feature being 
exploited. "Because we isolate the devices immediately, and never 
reconnect them to their network, the remote wiping capability does not 
present us with much of a problem," he noted.

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