iOS 4.1 security hole allows using the iPhone when it's locked

By Emil ยท 27 replies
Oct 26, 2010
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  1. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    All so worried about keeping Iphones from being jailbroken, Apple leaves this vulnerability wide open. Great job Apple. Why don't you start spending less time protecting your bottom line and spend more time protecting your consumer. And Apple continues to be on my ban list. I will not buy an apple product.
  2. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    So... My passcode is there just to annoy me everytime I wake up the phone from sleep mode... Apple, you should give out rewards to people who find these kind of security issues like this one, and maybe start a program like Mozilla did some time ago...
  3. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I never use a passcode. I just plan on having my iphone embedded in my arm.
  4. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Is this really a bug? Sounds more like an 'easter egg' or cheat code.
    up down down left right A B B to unlock Flash :)
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    APPLE! Please do. Flash on my iphone would rock!
  6. frodough

    frodough TS Rookie Posts: 90

    Apple is mostly looks, it's like a glass case with a lock and they expect you to store things in it which people do because apple tells them it's super safe... but it's glass case...sigh
  7. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Yes! A glass case that shatters :)
  8. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 118

    Why can't they just release a hotfix like 4.1.1 or something instead of waiting until 4.2 is ready?
  9. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    What I find more severe is the fact you can completely reformat an iPhone even if it has a passcode, which should allow for activition if the SIM card is in. No idea how iPhone activation works though...
  10. Besides these things apple is releasing new softwares
  11. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    Another apple blunder apple is one company i don't trust and wish they would go under lol. Lets see they make a phone that is messed up and then blame the customer.
  12. Also, don't forget they made a tablet with wifi issues and blamed the consumer's routers.

    I honestly wouldn't pick on Apple so much if they weren't so stuck up about how perfect their products are. So I can't help but laugh at their misfortunes.
  13. oasis789

    oasis789 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    good job apple, making theft easier and easier...
  14. xanthic42

    xanthic42 TS Rookie

    That seems like a pretty obvious case that should have been checked by QA. "What happens when we hardlock the phone to interrupt an emergency call?"
  15. AppleFanboy

    AppleFanboy TS Rookie

    You don't know what you're missing out on.:(
  16. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 166   +8

    "Another apple blunder apple is one company i don't trust and wish they would go under lol."

    I agree. I can't stand Apple and their owners tick me off. Apple is better than..blah blah blah.
  17. Faller

    Faller TS Rookie

    Not a big apple fan but it'll be fun to mess with my machead friend. At least he's not pretentious about it.
  18. ajd007

    ajd007 TS Rookie

    This reminds me of the windows 95 hack that let you login to the computer without knowing the password.
  19. fadownjoo

    fadownjoo TS Rookie Posts: 50

    im just tired of apple, im either moving to android or win mo 7 next phone.
  20. fritz123

    fritz123 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    wow idk how apple overlooked this flaw. for the pricetag on their gadgets, they should protect their users from these kinds of vulnerabilities.

    lets go steal an iphone. haha kidding
  21. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,148   +915

    Just tried it on my iPhone 3GS (fully updated) and indeed this works! just showed the guys at work and since the office is full of iPhones it is now causing a bit of a stire :)
  22. XnaX

    XnaX TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Oh, but I do.. And it's not worth it..
  23. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Posts: 46

    apple: not good
  24. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Yeah - I've been showing this off at work too. Most of the folks here are saying, "who cares? Who said their stuff was secure anyway?" Guess I'm the only one really worried about people making calls to my CIO from my phone.

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