iPhone 2.0.2 security flaw puts private data at risk

You thought that password-protecting your iPhone would keep you safe? Think again! A pretty big security breach was found in iPhone firmware 2.0.2, putting some of your data at risk. Fortunately for the most paranoid of us, there is a way to avoid it.

What’s this security flaw about?

  1. Password protect your iPhone
  2. Slide and unlock and tap “Emergency call”
  3. Double tap the home button
  4. You’re in! You’re in the favorites more precisely

Now anyone using your phone can make a call to your favorites. On top of that, they can edit your contacts, view and listen to your voicemails, SMS, have access to email and Safari…

Apple will most likely fix this issue in the next firmware update but if you can’t wait a couple weeks, here is how to fix it:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap General
  3. Tap Home Button
  4. Select either Home or iPod

This way, when someone uses the method described above, they will either be taken to the home screen or to the iPod screen.