A new security hole has been discovered in Apple iOS 4.1 whereby the deviceâ€™s lock screen can be bypassed to make phone calls. From a locked iPhone pressing the â€œEmergency Callâ€ button, dialing a non-emergency number then pressing â€œSendâ€ followed by the iPhoneâ€™s lock key will force the device into the â€œPhoneâ€ application. From there, favorites, contacts, the dial pad, recent calls, and voicemails can be accessed. The â€œhomeâ€ button remains inactive, preventing jumping to the home screen while using the â€œcontactsâ€ tab, selecting a contact, and clicking â€œEmailâ€ or â€œShare contactâ€ will allow sending of emails and MMS messages. Apple has yet to respond to the discovery.
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By Humberto Saabedra on October 26, 2010