A security flaw discovered in Apple’s iOS will allow unauthorized users access to the dialing screen on an iPhone running iOS 4.1 (the latest version). This flaw is a big one! Anyone who has password protected their iPhone to prevent calls being made if their device is misplaced or stolen are wide open to unauthorized access.
The flaw does not however allow access to the home screen, so it seems that your apps are safe enough, it is just making calls that’s as easy as described below! This is not the first such security flaw Apple have had, and one they could do without!
All that needs to be done to make a call if the iPhone is passcode protected is the following:
Press the Emergency Call button, enter a non-emergency number such as ###
Tap the call button and immediately hit the lock button.
The iPhone’s dialing screen, from which calls can be made is now visible!
As expected iOS4.1 has been released today. Before you upgrade don’t forget to update to iTunes 10. Also backup your iPhone and make sure to have recently run a sync so you have a copy of your applications, music and so on.We wrote recently about what to expect, but for those who missed that post, here is a breakdown from Apple. Continue reading “iOS 4.1 released!”
Expected to be released next week (possibly Wednesday – we heard – but not confirmed) iOS 4.1 offers a number of bug fixes; importantly fixes for bluetooth, proximity sensor and 3G performance . Steve Jobs says they have “nailed a lot of them” (bugs).
Next up is HDR photos. High dynamic range photos (HDR), is a new feature that can be enabled, or indeed disabled, that will take three photos in rapid succession. Continue reading “iOS 4.1 – What’s new?”