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  • Security Flaw in iPhones to be Fixed in September
    The security flaw in firmware versions 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 that we covered earlier this week is going to be patched in a firmware update by Apple in September.

    In an email to MacWorld Apple representitive Jennifer Bowcock aknowledged the security flaw saying “The minor iPhone security issue which surfaced this week is fixed in a software update which will be released in September.”

    Bowcock also offered the same advice we did to iPhone users concerned with the security flaw. You can set you double tap the home button to take you to the home screen. This way the double tap will take you to the lock screen, which is the homes creen when your iPhone is locked.

    If you aren't familiar with this security flaw 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.

    [via macworld]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Security Flaw in iPhones to be Fixed in September started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. Nicholas Knight's Avatar
      Nicholas Knight -
      Well thats good. Kinda weird that this flaw happened. Not a lot of changes happened between 2.0 and 2.0.1 that I remember.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Cool, saw it on iClarified as well, 2.1 better be a really good update
    1. bj1888's Avatar
      bj1888 -
      of course, if you've got your phone set up to go to the ipod controls on a home-button double tap (which is nice because it will pop up the ipod controls with the phone locked), this "backdoor" will only take you to the ipod controls.
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      2.0.0 does the same thing i just tried it out...
    1. aayman_farzand's Avatar
      aayman_farzand -
      another firmware in september? what is it with Apple? I used to think they released qulaity bug free OS'. I guess its not the same anymore. Hopefully they'll add a video recordin feature and MMS as i have no problems with this security flaw. I set mine to "ipod controls"
    1. pechon's Avatar
      pechon -
      I just love my iPhone, don't care about firmware updates, unless they mess with my Cydia and Installer.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bj1888 View Post
      of course, if you've got your phone set up to go to the ipod controls on a home-button double tap (which is nice because it will pop up the ipod controls with the phone locked), this "backdoor" will only take you to the ipod controls.
      It only works if you've got the settings to "Favourites". Otherwise your fine
    1. aznpinoy217's Avatar
      aznpinoy217 -
      haha video recorder for the iphone I doubt that very much. Apple "The Next iPhone now with video recording" I can see it now lol
    1. Muggz5's Avatar
      Muggz5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pechon View Post
      I just love my iPhone, don't care about firmware updates, unless they mess with my Cydia and Installer.
      You should, there are proven bug fixes and small issues resolved in later firmwares.
    1. iphonemajjik's Avatar
      iphonemajjik -
      this def needs to be fixed