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iPhone security flaw to be fixed soon, promises Jobs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Aug 2008 11:38 User comments (10)

iPhone security flaw to be fixed soon, promises Jobs Apple CEO Steve Jobs has promised to fix the recently discovered security flaw that would allow access to a pass locked iPhone
“The minor iPhone security issue which surfaced this week is fixed in a software update which will be released in September,” added Apple representative, Jennifer Bowcock, in an email.

The exploit would allow for access to the locked iPhone by simply "pressing the emergency call button at the unlock screen, followed by two taps on the home button." You would then be taken to a private iPhone 'favorites' page without having to type in the unlock code normally necessary.

You can then head over to the owner's address book and use any URL to launch the browser or mail application. You can also send SMS messages and view bookmarks, emails, and text messages stored in the phone. All without entering the unlock code that is specifically designed to keep others out.

For temporary protection however, you can set your phone to have double clicking the home button take you to the home screen where you will need the unlock code.

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10 user comments

129.8.2008 12:45

Really, I'm more curious as to who had the time to actually figure this out...

229.8.2008 16:12

Originally posted by 21Q:
Really, I'm more curious as to who had the time to actually figure this out...
I know kinda like the guy that figured out that Contra code.

up up down down left right left right b a b a select start

329.8.2008 17:42

i don't think its a flaw, i think its an override switch. hell coke machines have overrides.

429.8.2008 17:52

wrong thread ><

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Aug 2008 @ 17:53

529.8.2008 18:18

Hahaha are you serous Zippy

629.8.2008 21:01

How about a press release about the situation?

Not a email.

730.8.2008 0:30

Originally posted by pensfan12:
How about a press release about the situation?

Not a email.
uhhh. What Are you talking about? its in a forum, and even mister Screw-O'Consumer promised a fix.

BTW Press is bad,Email is good.

830.8.2008 6:11

Originally posted by DXR88:
Hahaha are you serous Zippy

I posted a post here but it was to another thread ><

930.8.2008 6:11

I like how when Apple seem to have a major security hole, and frankly this is major considering any idiot can get into an iPhone using it, everyones compeltly fine with it, however when M$ have a security loop hole that say only a person with hacking skill can get through and exploit, everyone goes crazy and calls the M$ OS useless and full of security loop holes.

Now any idiot can hack into ur overprice brick, well done Apple!

1030.8.2008 22:34

you have to be physically holding the device in order for this to work. i think its an override in case you forgot your password or something. i mean look at the button combo it was purposely left there.

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