A new critical security hole has been found in iOS 4 that lets you make calls and access contacts info from a password protected iPhone.The security hole bypasses iPhone’s passcode lock without any hack.
Video and instructions to reproduce it after the jump…
How it works:
- Lock your iPhone with a passcode
- Tap Emergency Call
- 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, recent call history, send emails, etc.
Watch the security flaw in action here.
I tried is on iPhone 4 4.1 and 3GS 4.0.1, yes, it works and its scary too. Apple has reportedly fixed the hole in iOS 4.2. via [9to5mac]
i managed to try only once or twice…after that it says emergency calls only…
apologies for double post.
i managed to try only once or twice…after that it says emergency calls only…tried on 3GS 4.01 though.
I need iPhone4 iSO4.1 unlock, please help!!
Baseband 1.59 -> jailbreak with limera1n, then install ultrasn0w from Cydia to unlock
Baseband 2.10 -> wait…
Wasn’t there something like this with iOS 3.x? You’d think they would have solved these bugs with iOS 4.0+! Plus, a passcode can be cleared (along with sensitive/personal data, etc) with a complete restore, right? So a lost iPhone means hundreds of dollars gone even if you cancel your plan and the ‘thief’ doesn’t know about this security hole. It’s probably best to pay attention to where your iDevice is at all times.
Install Androidlock XT its far more greater and safer.
I second that, just be sure to remember your pattern!
call the phone, answer it and go to menu, you can uninstall Androidlock XT.
so i dont see the “greater and safer” point here..
then it would be common sense.. if the thief calls your phone, the thief would be your friend because they know which number to call.. if they cant ring the phone then they cannot access the menu..
Ya, Common sense says that the thieves bring out the SIM, insert their own SIM and call his own number.
if u want u can use double lock with android lock and the normal lock at the same time 🙂
hahhahahah I did it, such a funny and silly hole…
i tried it works its all about the timing