Apple Acknowledges Security Flaw; Will Be Fixed In iOS 4.2

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We had reported yesterday that some members of Macrumors forum had discovered a security flaw in iOS 4.1.

The security flaw allows someone to get access to the iPhone contact list, make calls and also send an email or MMS even with passcode protection using a combination of a sleep button and fake emergency call even if it is locked with a passcode.

Some of our readers have reported that they were able to reproduce the bug in older iOS versions as well.

Wired.com is reporting that Apple has acknowledged the security flaw and issued the following statement:

“We’re aware of this issue and we will deliver a fix to customers as part of the iOS 4.2 software update in November.”

Until then here's some advice from our fantastic readers: Don’t leave your iPhone unattended and you’ll be fine.

[via Wired]