Wednesday, August 27, 2008

IPhone: In An Emergency, Expose All Of My Contact Data

Gizmodo reports by way of Mac Rumors that simply hitting "Emergency Call" on a locked IPhone can allow access to contacts, email, Safari, and SMS, without knowing the user's passcode.

1. Select emergency call from the lock screen.
2. Quickly double tap the home button.

I've verified this, and it does work - the trick was hitting the home button quickly.

This can be avoided by setting the Home button default:

1. Click on Settings.
2. Click on General.
3. Click on Home Button.
4. Make "Home" or "iPod" our default selection.

With a large number of IPhone users in my organization, I'm sure I'll get some mileage out of this one.

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