Possible iPhone Security Glitch?
This is the first time I did this, I have a password lock on my iPhone.
Saw a missed call on the lock screen. I usually unlock the device and call back, but this time I tried something different. While on the lock screen I slid the missed call icon to the right (as is possible with emails, text messages, etc.) and the iPhone immediately called the missed number back. With any type of message if I slide the individual icon it requires me to enter my password before accessing the message. Should this be normal? I would think that for security purposes if I have my iPhone password protected I would have to enter the password before being able to dial a number back.
If someone (other than yourself) grabs a hold of your iPhone they can at the least call back any missed calls. Security flaw?
Anyone here able to comment on this?
- 12-12-12, 01:58 PM #2
- 12-13-12, 07:01 AM #6
Its not a glitch, its common sense. If you lose your phone you can call it. If someone finds the device they can swipe and call you back, but that's all they can do.
Maybe something that Apple and the carriers can do is that the owner could call the device and enter a special code/digits that were setup and the device would allow only that number (the owner trying to call the stolen/lost) to be dialed back without need to unlock the device.
That I believe makes sense and a more secure device.
- 12-14-12, 07:57 AM #8
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