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iPhone 3G, 4,4S 5 iOS Needs More Security Updates or Less Criminals?

Vulnerabilities Mobile OSThieves not only want to steal your iPhone but your data, too.  In fac,t a recent study found that iPhone iOS has the highest rate of found vulnerabilities for mobile operating systems.

The report by Sourcefire covered "25 Years of Vulnerabilities from 1988 to 2012. 2006 was the worst year in computer history for break-ins which was before the iPhone was released.

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iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S 5 & iPad 2/3/4 Update Still Opens Data Door

IPhone Security

IPhone SecurityAfter the release of  iOS 6.1.3, yesterday which fixed a lockscreen flaw that allowed access to contacts, a new security opening has been found in the iPhone 3GS, 4, 4s, 5 and iPad 2,3,4. The update also blocks jailbreaking by EvasiOn and fixed other problems.

For data thieves with time and the iPhone in their hands they can get past the security code by using voice control to dial a number. Ejecting the SIM card during the dialing, will end the call and give open access to the address book and photos on the iPhone. The way to stop anyone from doing it is to shut off voice dialing.

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Update in Works for Samsung Galaxy S 3 (III) & Note 2 (II) 4 ICE Flaw

Samsung Galaxy S3 security flaw from ICE.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Security Flaw

On March 6 were able to expose a security flaw found on the Samsung Galaxy S III using the emergency call (ICE)feature. This problem also has been reported to occur in the Samsung Galaxy Note II.  Samsung is working on a solution to the problem.

"We are aware of this issue and will release a fix at the earliest possibility,” a Samsung representative told Ina Fried, “Samsung considers user privacy and the security of user data its top priority.”

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Samsung Galaxy S3 ICE Security Flaw Noted 2 - What You Need 4 911

Samsung Galaxy S3 security flaw from ICE.
Samsung Galaxy S3 security flaw from ICE.

Today, many tech sites were a buzz with the latest emergency call security vulnerability in the Samsung Galaxy S III and Note 2.  We were able to recreate the flaw on the Samsung Galaxy S III (video follows). It appears that the ICE does have a few cracks.

In the video below you will see that by touching the "ICE"(In Case of Emergency) button then holding down the home button, we were able to get to the homescreen for a very short time on a Samsung Galaxy S3 with PIN-locking enabled.

 We were not able to activate any apps or create any mayhem. You would have to be very fast in order to do any damage on the model we have.

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