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Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 18:22:34 -0400
From: comex <>
Subject: Re: iPhone data protection flaw

On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 6:28 AM, Bernd Marienfeldt <> wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Hello,
> I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS) and been
> surprised by the iPhone 3GS (3.1.3 - 7E18) mounting behavior:
> Fully switch off the iPhone 3GS and then connect it to the Lucid Lynx PC
> via USB, the phone turns on and will be automatically mounted without
> any authentication challenge (PIN), allowing read/write access to your
> various local data, e.g. purchases, DCIM, Downloads, Photos, Recordings etc.

I'm not sure how it's done on Linux, but in general the iPhone pairs
with computers and refuses to talk to to an unpaired computer if there
is a passcode lock.  You might only be able to read/write data because
you are already paired.

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