By sheer serendipity, a member at Macrumors reported to have discovered a new bug in iOS 4.1 that allows you to make calls and send mail, even though your iPhone is locked or password protected. Hit the video after the break that shows how to bypass the device’s lock screen and make phone calls!
I think I just found a security flaw in ios 4.1.
When you iPhone is locked with a passcode tap Emergency Call, then enter a non-emergency number such as ###. Next tap the call button and immediately hit the lock button. It should open up the Phone app where you can see all your contacts, call any number, etc.
My iPhone is jailbroken so that could be causing it. Can anyone confirm that it works on non-jailbroken iPhones?
Follow simple steps to make a call on a password protected iPhone:
* From the lockscreen, tap on “Emergency Call” button and enter any number ###.
* Tap the Call button and then immediately press the lock (Power) button on top and you should now see all your contacts.
* Now simply select any number to make the phone call or choose a contact from the list and then select “Share contact” to open the Mail.app application to send email and MMS messages.
- Apple to fix iPhone security flaw in next iOS (news.cnet.com)
- iPhone security flaw allows access to contact information (macworld.com)
- iOS 4.1 Security Hole Allows Anyone With Physical Access To Your iPhone Access Your Phone Data (cultofmac.com)
- Glitch Lets Anyone Make Calls From Your iPhone Password Lock Screen (nytimes.com)