To those who think the emergency ### trick is a security issue...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iluvifone, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. iluvifone macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2010
    Have you noticed that if an unexpected person was able to get a hold of your phone, they could easily swap sim cards, call the iphone from another line, and browse your contacts and make additional calls while still on the lockscreen?

    I fail to see how the ###-trick is worse than this one?
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008

    I don't know about worse, but it's a hell of a lot easier.
  3. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
    Because the other trick at least requires they work at it.
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    simple, is worse because is easier and you don't have to change SIMs. Also using the other person's number makes the call or txt trustworthy than from a random number... They could call for example "MOM" from the owner's # and tell her your son's been abducted for ransom or something like that to send the thief money for release or something less dramatic....
  5. iluvifone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2010
    oh ok gotcha.. i think the main reason is not needing to change the sim card, therefore more trustworthy, etc etc

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