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iPhone iOS 4.1 Problem: Locked Screen Calling Flaw

It has been reported that a new security flaw has been found within Apple’s iPhone iOS software. Similar to the Droid X one we told you about recently, the flaw will allow users to make calls despite the handset being in lock mode.

As reported from RedmondPie, the bug is triggered when a user enters the emergency call mode on the lock screen, and then typing a non emergency number. If you then press call and quickly press the lock button, you’ll then bypass the security and be able to view your contact list and make calls as normal.

This is obviously a bug which is yet to be picked up by Apple, and could become a major problem if users lose or get their iPhone stolen.

RedmondPie has confirmed that his affects both normal and jailbroken iPhones, so we’re guessing that Apple will now work on a patch to fix this ready for the iOS 4.2 update.

What are your thoughts on this? Try bypassing it yourself and let us know if it worked for you too. There is a video over at RedmondPie showing the process.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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