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Another Security Flaw Discovered in iPhone 2.1

Another Security Flaw Discovered in iPhone 2.1

Posted September 13, 2008 at 9:51pm by iClarified
Another security flaw with the passcode lock has been discovered in the iPhone 2.1 firmware. Thankfully this flaw isn't as major as the last one discovered.

iClarified contributor Mateen has found that if you enable the passcode lock and disable SMS preview, your messages could still be seen!

To duplicate this flaw just go to your settings and enable passcode lock. Make sure to turn off SMS preview. Now sit at the Emergency Dial screen (the only one you can access without the password) and wait for a text message to come in... Surprise! You can read the entire SMS!

Not a major issue but definitely one that should be addressed...

Another Security Flaw Discovered in iPhone 2.1 Another Security Flaw Discovered in iPhone 2.1
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kloquewerk - September 15, 2008 at 12:41pm
Gui is right. It lets you dial any number. Now THAT is reason for concern
Gui - September 15, 2008 at 9:08am
Guys, That's nothing compared to the other new bug of 2.1. Go to emergency call and dial any number... It just works !!! Amazing!!!
spliffalicious - September 14, 2008 at 11:21pm
what are you talking about agent man? ... sometimes this larger apple user base bums me out.
secret agent man
secret agent man - September 14, 2008 at 11:17pm
texting sensitive data whiner... texts are private get with the program
rnuqui - September 14, 2008 at 9:37pm
Another problem I noticed with 2.1 is that after installing BiteSMS (via Cydia or Installer), none of the apps installed via AppStore would work. Deinstalling BiteSMS allows them to work again. Perhaps another version of BiteSMS would be coming out soon?
tuga - September 14, 2008 at 5:23pm
'Ligação Emergência' is portuguese just to inform :)
Raza - September 14, 2008 at 7:18am
This bug exist from the first day of iphone .. not a new one introduced in 2.1
gnadenlos - September 14, 2008 at 6:59am
It's a feature: You now can send the thief a text message and tell him to return the iPhone.
attnck - September 14, 2008 at 6:05am
Why am I not surprised..... I was just explaining to someone the other day looking to update to a new firmware to fix some bugs, and I told them it might fix some bugs, but it's also just going to create more. And I know quite a few people who wont be willing to upgrade to 2.1 because this bug. The disablement of the SMS Preview is quite critical for those texting sensitive data.
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