A security and hacking group has recently shown how your iPhone could be easily unlocked or opened with just the use of a simple office paperclip, allowing access to your voice mail, contacts, call history, text messages and other kinds of data.
It works by using the paper clip to pop open the phone’s SIM tray, giving physical access to the phone itself and by having a ‘missed call message’ on your home screen. Using the paper clip to pop out and reload the SIM tray, the phone takes a moment to reload your SIM data. During this time, the hacker simply swipes his finger across your ‘missed call’ notification and voila – they have unfettered access to your phone. This is due to iOS 5 allowing you to open an app from your phone screen. By telling your iPhone call back the call it believes it missed while asking it to find the number on the SIM card, access is easily gained.
It’s ironic to note that the iPhone, the accepted standard of excellence for smart phones (for Apple users, anyway), can be taken down with relative ease. It would seem that this method, while possible, is still considerably difficult.
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