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Old Feb 20, 2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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Rossen Report "Apple picking" error?

On the Today show this morning Jeff Rossen did a report about people stealing iphones while you are using them. He said that the worst part is that they can reset your password because the phone was in use. I am pretty sure this is dead wrong but I did notice something interesting. You can change the "auto lock" setting to never without having to enter a password.

Seems like a security oversight by apple to me. What do you guys think?
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 08:53 AM   #2
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On the Today show this morning Jeff Rossen did a report about people stealing iphones while you are using them. He said that the worst part is that they can reset your password because the phone was in use. I am pretty sure this is dead wrong but I did notice something interesting. You can change the "auto lock" setting to never without having to enter a password.

Seems like a security oversight by apple to me. What do you guys think?
You have to know the existing password before you're able to change it to something new.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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If you let someone snatch your phone without locking it at some point in the confrontation, then that's you. You can't just have your phone sitting out while someone is right next to you like that.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 09:11 AM   #4
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If you let someone snatch your phone without locking it at some point in the confrontation, then that's you. You can't just have your phone sitting out while someone is right next to you like that.
Very good point!

*Note to self: keep iPhone locked at all times when in the vicinity of other humans. Under no circumstances should you use iPhone when others are nearby.

P.S. Why doesn't the iPhone automatically lock when within range of other people? Seems like a security oversight by apple to me. What do you guys think?

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Old Feb 20, 2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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You have to know the existing password before you're able to change it to something new.
exactly what I thought. Why not require this to change when the phone auto locks? If I grab a phone that is unlocked but cant change the password, all I have to do is set it to never auto lock and I wont need the password. That is almost as good as reseting.

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If you let someone snatch your phone without locking it at some point in the confrontation, then that's you. You can't just have your phone sitting out while someone is right next to you like that.
How exactly do you lock your phone while someone is punching you in the face??? They were talking about people grabbing the phone out of your hand while you are using it. Not just sitting on a table.

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Very good point!

*Note to self: keep iPhone locked at all times when in the vicinity of other humans. Under no circumstances should you use iPhone when others are nearby.

P.S. Why doesn't the iPhone automatically lock when within range of other people? Seems like a security oversight by apple to me. What do you guys think?

dumbest response I have seen in a long time. nice job. Where is the down vote arrow when you need it?
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 09:31 AM   #6
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How exactly do you lock your phone while someone is punching you in the face??? They were talking about people grabbing the phone out of your hand while you are using it. Not just sitting on a table.
It's kind of like an automatic reaction. I've seen people get their iPhones snatched, (she was a sitting duck) and most of the time, they just reacted too slowly. If I'm sitting on a bus, I instinctively clutch my phone tighter than I normally would.

Also, if someone tries to snatch it right out of my hand, it's going to be a confrontation.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 09:39 AM   #7
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It's kind of like an automatic reaction. I've seen people get their iPhones snatched, (she was a sitting duck) and most of the time, they just reacted too slowly. If I'm sitting on a bus, I instinctively clutch my phone tighter than I normally would.

Also, if someone tries to snatch it right out of my hand, it's going to be a confrontation.
but how are you going to lock it? Just pushing the lock button does not make it require a password.
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dumbest response I have seen in a long time. nice job. Where is the down vote arrow when you need it?
It's okay, don't worry, you just missed that it was, ya know, SARCASM.
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It's okay, don't worry, you just missed that it was, ya know, SARCASM.
LoL.... I didn't think anything but when I read your response and then LMAO when OP responded the way they did. I guess some people just don't have the gift some of us have.
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dumbest response i have seen in a long time. Nice job. Where is the down vote arrow when you need it?
facepalm!!!
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dumbest response I have seen in a long time. nice job. Where is the down vote arrow when you need it?
I actually facepalmed. It was sarcasm mate.
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If you let someone snatch your phone without locking it at some point in the confrontation, then that's you. You can't just have your phone sitting out while someone is right next to you like that.
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yes i did but, im lost

point blank if somebody tries to steal your phone, you can lock it in the tussle

Once they factory restore it with a computer you're safe anyway so.
This guy would have to be a ninja.


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