iPhoneForums.Net News Team
- Jun 18, 2010
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CNET reports today that Apple has confirmed the iPhone password protection security flaw revealed this week by a MacRumors forum member. Just to recap, the security hole enabled someone to use the phone dialler on a password-protected iPhone simply by entering a specific series of digits. This would mean that if your iPhone was stolen, or you left it in a public area unattended for any length of time, someone could access it, even though you thought you had password locked it, and use it to make phone calls, access your address book, send e-mails and so on. The flaw was confirmed by many users and different websites, and now Apple has also confirmed it.
Were aware of this issue and we will deliver a fix to customers as part of the iOS 4.2 software update in November, an Apple spokeswoman told CNET.