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iOS 5 Now Warns You When Making Unsecured Calls

iOS 5 Now Warns You When Making Unsecured Calls

Posted June 7, 2011 at 8:31pm by iClarified · 41603 views
MuscleNerd has discovered that iOS 5 now warns you when you are making an unsecure call with a popup that reads:

Unsecured Call
The cellular network you are using is not encrypted. This call can be intercepted by unauthorized listeners.


You're given the option to ignore the warning or end the call.

This is should come as welcomed new for those concerned about security.

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iOS 5 Now Warns You When Making Unsecured Calls
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budokan
budokan - June 9, 2011 at 4:32pm
all cellphones do this. Carriers just choose to disable the warning so it doesnt annoy the user. Users like dodgter for example! And no, there is no secure connection, if your antenna is not using encrypted GSM (not sure about CDMA), there is nothing you can do to prevent it. Turn your phone off. walk a couple of blocks and do the call from there!
budokan
budokan - June 9, 2011 at 4:33pm
sorry, by "your antenna" i meant "the antenna you are currently connected to", not your phone's!
Big Jonn
Big Jonn - June 8, 2011 at 4:28pm
So by the looks of it MuscleNerd has jailbroken iOS5 !? Or is the presence of Cydia in the background a red herring ?
Dodgter
Dodgter - June 7, 2011 at 9:35pm
That would annoy the hell out of me. The first thing I would do is turn that feature off. I just want to make a friggen call by pushing the fewest commands possible
Sith
Sith - June 7, 2011 at 9:06pm
so how do we start making encrypted calls? is there a secure network available?
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