Bug password on iPhone, Apple works to close it
Apple is working on a software update to close the security flaw discovered yesterday by some users who had noticed how it is possible, on the iPhone, to access the favorites section even if the phone is password protected. Jennifer Bowcock, a spokeswoman for the company, is now reporting that the problem has been brought to the attention of the development team and that work is currently underway to cancel the bug.
"We are aware of the bug – Bowcock said in an email sent to some American sites – and we are working on an update." Nothing is said about how much the update will be available. It is possible that it will be released soon and do not expect the launch of iPhone firmware 2.1 scheduled for the end of September.
In the meantime, all those who have favorites (web pages, phone numbers, even email addresses) will do better to change the function of the iPhone home button by directing the double click to the iPod section or to the real home of the phone. Otherwise even if the password-protected phone anyone could be able to access your favorites and make phone calls and surf the Internet using the bookmarks found in that section.