iPhone Security Flaw Allows Access to Contact Information

Tuesday Oct 26th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff

Even if your iPhone is locked, anyone who picks it up can access your contact information and e-mail those names and numbers to themselves.

Macworld: A Brazilian iPhone user has stumbled upon a security flaw that can give strangers access to contact information stored on an iPhone. Even if an iPhone is locked, clicking on the Emergency Call button, entering a fake phone number, hitting the green call button, and immediately pressing both the End Call and the Sleep/Wake button will put users into the phone app. From there, anyone who picks up the phone can access contact information, voice mail, and other call data.

Apple has not yet commented on the issue.

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