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    wonder how bad is the i phone security

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    I came across this article about the iphone security issues. So I just copied and pasted the article for your enjoyment.

    There's a huge security problem in the latest iPhone 2.0.2: if you have your JesusPhone password protected, using a very simple trick gives anyone full access to your cellphone private information in Mail, SMS, Contacts, and even Safari. The two-step trick is even simpler to the one used in the past to gain access to the phone to install unlocking cards or jailbreak. Fortunately, there's a way to avoid this obvious security breach until Apple fixes it.First, password protect your phone and lock it. Then slide to unlock and do this:1. Tap emergency call.2. Double tap the home button.Done. You are now in your favorites. This seems like a feature, because you may want to have emergency number in your favorites for quick dial. The security problem here is double. The first: anyone picking up your phone can make a call to anyone in your favorites. On top of that, this also opens access to your full Address Book, the dial keypad, and your voice mail.If that wasn't bad enough, the second one is even worse: if you tap on the blue arrows next to the names, it will give you full access to the private information in a favorite entry. And it goes downhill from there:• If you click in a mail address, it will give you full access to the Mail application. All your mail will be exposed.• If there's a URL in your contact (or in a mail message) you can click on it and have full access to Safari.• If you click on send text message in a contact, it will give you full access to all your SMS.Hopefully, this major security break that fully exposes your most private information will be solved as soon as possible.


    Here is the link where I found the article athttp://gizmodo.com/5042332/huge-iphone-security-flaw-puts-all-private-information-at-risk
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    That's no good. Still glad I don't have an iphone. They are good for some, but not for me.
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    I knew that Apple's security conference had been cancelled, and that a couple of experts who'd been scheduled to talk had been silenced.
    This is the first I've heard of consumer issues. It's common knowledge now that the iPhone is unsuitable for business, due to serious security concerns. Any entity recommending it for Enterprise has been paid to lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berryadict View Post
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    I knew that Apple's security conference had been cancelled, and that a couple of experts who'd been scheduled to talk had been silenced.
    This is the first I've heard of consumer issues. It's common knowledge now that the iPhone is unsuitable for business, due to serious security concerns. Any entity recommending it for Enterprise has been paid to lie.
    You have serious issues with the Iphone. Leaving out key facts only works with people that really don't care. Anyone that cares enough to check would know that it is "common knowledge" as to how easy it it to change where double tapping the home button takes you. This is an issue that will be fixed with 2.03 or 2.1.

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