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 PostPost subject: iPhone Huge Issue        Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:25 pm 
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"There's a huge security problem in the latest iPhone 2.0.2: if you have your JesusPhone password protected, using a very simple trick gives anyone full access to your cellphone private information in Mail, SMS, Contacts, and even Safari. The two-step trick is even simpler to the one used in the past to gain access to the phone to install unlocking cards or jailbreak:

First, password protect your phone and lock it. Then slide to unlock and do this:

1. Tap emergency call.
2. Double tap the home button.

Done. You are now in your favorites. This seems like a feature, because you may want to have emergency number in your favorites for quick dial. The security problem here is double. The first: anyone picking up your phone can make a call to anyone in your favorites. On top of that, this also opens access to your full Address Book, the dial keypad, and your voice mail.

If that wasn't bad enough, the second one is even worse: if you tap on the blue arrows next to the names, it will give you full access to the private information in a favorite entry. And it goes downhill from there:

• If you click in a mail address, it will give you full access to the Mail application. All your mail will be exposed.
• If there's a URL in your contact (or in a mail message) you can click on it and have full access to Safari.
• If you click on send text message in a contact, it will give you full access to all your SMS.

Hopefully, this major security break that fully exposes your most private information will be solved as soon as possible."

Source: Gizmodo


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:23 am 
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Wow, and Apple is already dealing with the first lawsuit against the iPhone 3G about its phone issues...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:33 am 
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Hmmn
Great?

I don't own an iPhone, and I'll never own one, as AT&T has really shitty plans. But my dad does. Hopefully Apple releases a patch.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:48 am 
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I don't own an iPhone either. I probably don't have much use for it, because I never use mobile internet browsers.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:07 pm 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:41 pm 
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If I ever find out that the iPhone can download files into its 8/16 GB hard drive during school, I would most likely get the iPhone once version 3.0 comes out.


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Iphone where a disaster waiting to happen :P
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:07 am 
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I agree it's a serious bug but a simple workaround is to modify the Home button's settings so that double-tapping it will not bring up the favourites anymore.

toshua123, that post was pointless.


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Toshua123 wrote:
Iphone where a disaster waiting to happen :P
Don't ask why they just are

Why?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:35 pm 
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On the french newscast, they spoke about this issue 8-|

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