iPhone vulnerability leaves your data wide open, even when using a PIN

If you feel like going through the process of typing in your PIN every time you unlock your iPhone is worth it thanks to the unconquerable security it implies, you might want to read a report from Bernd Marienfeldt about the chosen one's security model.

Yes, a PIN will keep casual users from picking up your phone and making a call with it, or firing off an e-mail to your co-workers saying that you're quitting and becoming an exotic dancer, but it won't keep someone from accessing all your data.

Bernd and fellow security guru Jim Herbeck have discovered that plugging even a fully up-to-date, non-jailbroken iPhone 3GS into a computer running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx allows nearly full read access to the phone's storage -- even when it's locked.

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fatstarr4380d ago

lol that's actually quite funny my phone auto locks anytime anything is inserted into the charging port. I could see some schemes being made to take advantage of this.

brennton4379d ago

Mmmm business customers might not find it that funny!