Password, Schmassword: Another Security Hole Found

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Another month, another iPhone security hole.  And this one in exploiting the emergency call feature in password-protected mode, no less.

Here's how it (shouldn't, but does) work: In password-protected mode, there's an option to disable SMS preview,
so if someone picks up your locked phone, they can't see incoming text
messages. However, if you activate a locked phone's emergency call
mode, and it receives a text message, it'll show you the full text in

This is another whoops/gotcha that seems to have snuck in with OS 2.1.

[Via Daring Fireball]

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