iPhone Through the Looking Glass

As the Red Queen told Alice, it isn't etiquette to cut any one you've been introduced to. Locked iPhones, on the other hand, are not supposed to communicate with other devices before the formal introduction.

However, it appears that iPhones are, under limited circumstances, willing to share information with other devices when they shouldn't, even to the point where Heise researchers managed to implement a full backup of an iPhone, complete with plaintext passwords, which let itself be inappropriately paired to a Windows Vista PC.

More here.

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
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  • Randy Knobloch

    I'm sure happy I have the "add-this" widget blocked in y HOSTS File, most annoying.
    #
    127.0.0.1  s3.addthis.com
    127.0.0.1  s7.addthis.com
    127.0.0.1  s9.addthis.com
    127.0.0.1  as.clearspring.com #

  • Carry

    Jobs did a good job in unveiling this new new devices which will change the way that we use communication methods now. It’s been a while in the creating and it’s ultimately time for it’s unveiling!

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