lost iphone quick question

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  1. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    so i lost my iphone and i just had a quick question.

    i had the passcode feature enabled so my question would be how much information could an individual access with this feature on? say they plug it into a mac would iphoto open and allow them to import all the photos? and would itunes let them look at the device?
     
  2. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    they will have to do a factory restore to use your iphone without the passcode

    so it will return it to a factory fresh iphone
     
  3. dave006 macrumors 68030

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    First, did you call your carrier and have them inactivate the SIM?

    If the passcode was easy to guess then they would have access to everything. If your passcode was not easy to guess then they will do a restore and it will be ready for reuse. Please note that there are special tools that would allow an experienced individual to retrieve data from the the iPhone even after a restore or even bypass the password!

    http://www.zdziarski.com/papers/passcode.html

    Dave
     
  4. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    There's a 90% chance the person who stole your iPhone knows very little about it.

    Your website is really ugly, fyi.
     
  5. Phat_Pat thread starter macrumors 68000

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    at&t has deactivated the phone and the pin code was not a simple "1234" or "4444" so i think that unless they're a hacker i should be alright...
     
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Via the IMEI presumably you can block it.
     
  7. Phat_Pat thread starter macrumors 68000

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    block what? the iphone?
     
  8. dave006 macrumors 68030

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    The previous poster meant that they thought you could get the service provider to block or blacklist your iPhone 3G to prevent it being used by someone else.

    However, AT&T does not block IMEIs and I dont' believe any other GSM carrier blocks IMEIs. :(

    Dave
     
  9. Phat_Pat thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ah for sure. well at&t disable the sim card in the old one and its passcode protected... and i grabbed a new model to replace the old one today... so i really could care less if someone else could or couldn't use it as a phone (just worried about my personal data).

    besides chances are i'll never see it again...:(
     
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