Security glitch found with iPhone - thief will run up your bill

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Apple!Fre@k, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Apple!Fre@k macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like a passcode ain't going to stop a thief from running up your bill. Aparently I just discovered that if you have a passcode on your iPhone, like I do, and you click the Emergency Call tab before entering your passcode you can dial any number you'd like, not just emergency 911. I hope Apple patches this.
     
  2. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Well that's kind of the point. An Emergency Call isn't just for calling 911 it's for calling loved ones when you are about to be executed.
     
  3. joelcsf macrumors member

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    Friend of mine just pointed me towards this site.

    I literally just posted about this on the Apple discussion forums...

    I hope Apple react to these concerns instead of telling us we're doing something wrong.
     
  4. Furgster macrumors 6502

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    wow, too bad i cant find these glitches because the damn thing wont activate!

    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  5. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Exactly. How is this behavior different from any other phone on the market? You can make emergency calls without a SIM in the phone too, though my understanding is that only emergency numbers (911, etc) are allowed. If you enter any number you like, does the call actually go through? I don't know if that would be a bug or not though.
     
  6. joelcsf macrumors member

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    The call does connect, yes. I called my gf in "emergency mode"! This defo seems like a bug to me.
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    Maybe you only get a limited amount of 'Emergency calls' before it resets when you connect it to your computer...
     
  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    While the sim lock on my phone is active i can only call 999, 112, or 911
     

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