• 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]
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