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Author Topic: IPhone Security Hole Bypasses Password  (Read 2663 times)

Ehtyar

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IPhone Security Hole Bypasses Password
« on: August 28, 2008, 08:14:48 PM »
Finally, something from Apple popular enough to expose their ignorance of security.

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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.

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Re: IPhone Security Hole Bypasses Password
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008, 10:14:20 PM »
Blasphemy!

This needs to be censored! Nobody can ever say anything bad about Apple!

SINNER!

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Re: IPhone Security Hole Bypasses Password
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2008, 05:35:51 AM »
ROFL - Ah, the iPhone, like most fashion accessories (read apple products) they're wholly impractical in the real world.

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Re: IPhone Security Hole Bypasses Password
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008, 06:35:59 AM »
ROFL - Ah, the iPhone, like most fashion accessories (read apple products) they're wholly impractical in the real world.
*applause applause*

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Re: IPhone Security Hole Bypasses Password
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008, 07:02:42 PM »
My mother just bought an iPod... which means I'm her technical support... which means in order for me to get music on it I have to download iTunes or other such stupid programs.  >:( :down:


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Re: IPhone Security Hole Bypasses Password
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008, 08:13:08 PM »
In all honesty I'd probably prefer an IPhone to an iPod. My sister had one a while back, the battery stopped function two weeks after her warranty expired (a known problem with the iPod, for which Americans receive free replacements thanks to a class action lawsuit, and for which Australians get jack s**t). After having it replaced at her cost, the iPod itself stopped functioning within two months. Both her and I agreed - never again.

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