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iPhone Security Flaw Exposed

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Aug 27, 2008, 1:44 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

A flaw in the iPhone's software can allow anyone to bypass the password-locking feature of the phone and get access to the phone's Favorites menu. Once in the Favorites menu, other parts of the iPhone can be accessed, such as Mail, Safari and SMS. This flaw negates the password-lock feature and exposes user data to anyone with knowledge of the method used to get past the password lock. A temporary solution has been discovered. In the iPhone's Settings menu, click on "General", then click on "Home Button", then click on either "Home" or "iPod". Choosing one of these two options will prevent anyone from accessing the Favorites menu, and keep most user data safe.

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Aug 27, 2008, 6:26 PM

Why am I not surprised...

As mentioned on my previous posts, the iPhone is bound to have more bugs to come out. If I may say so... it's a can of worms. Haha!!! 🤣 Get it? Can of worms? 🤣
Uh...no...I don't get it? 😕
well, you can get virus software for the apple at stratuszone.com Its helped me keep it from crashing and have downloaded some great software without any issues.
Sprint Speed

Aug 27, 2008, 7:02 PM


someone can't focus on the real issue the topic was IPHONE SECURITY FLAW EXPOSED!!!!!! This is very bad you pay all this money for the phone and you can't every lock it. Wow why not just hand to a stranger just as bad. Losing the ones that don't want to pay their bills.
Well, it's not like other security breaches haven't occurred. In the not so distant past, Sprint had a number where you could just enter in the phone number and retrieve confidential information on the customer and/or account. that was any customer,...

Aug 27, 2008, 4:09 PM

Anybody know if this affects the iTouch as well?

If so, is the fix accomplished through the same steps?
I have a friend who just got an iTouch and I was wondering if this applies to the iTouch too. If it does I can warn them about it. I ask because I think the iTouch allows Web browsing like the iPhone.

This flaw is accessed through the dialpad when the phone is locked. Since the ipod touch does not have a dialpad for making calls, it will not be affected.

Aug 28, 2008, 8:53 AM

In Okinawa, Japan....

...We take our self-defense with much serious respect. Iphone come into world and Attack 1 million people with aggressive Black Belt look but only fight with agility of white belt. We call it "dung Fu" meaning stinky art. It perform very, very bad. In fit of anger, I punched device with so many right hooks that it begged for a left. it have so many bugs that exterminator have no time to take piss. No can defend against this many insects. We feel much disgrace for American people. We kick you in balls to bring tear to eyes.
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