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Thursday, August 28, 2008

The iPocalypse is upon us

More great news for owners of Apple's iBrick iPhone. After botching the launch of its latest, greatest, must-have product, Apple has been forced to reveal that a security flaw allows unauthorized access to private contacts and e-mails, even when the phone is locked.
A security flaw in Apple Inc's iPhone allows unauthorized users to gain easy access to private contacts and e-mails even when the device is locked, but the company said a fix is on the way.

Popular technology blog Gizmodo and an online forum run by the Mac Rumors site showed that it took only three taps to gain access to locked iPhones, which run the latest 2.02 iPhone software.
That's great customer service for you. Apple will sell you a product that is virtually useless in its first few days, and then over a month later, they'll inform you that none of your data is safe on the device. Were they so desperate to try to take away market share from RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry, that they put a product out there that wasn't ready for prime-time?

Don't worry iPhone users, a fix is coming. It just might be after your personal information is stolen. Beware the iPocalypse.

And yes, this blogger owns a BlackBerry Curve.


Blogger bryanp said...


August 28, 2008 8:47 AM  
Blogger DiAnne said...

I am pro-Mac since my first 128k computer.

August 28, 2008 10:57 AM  

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