As much as we can still boast about Mac OS X’s immunity to the hordes of viruses that swarm the network of networks (and our friends’ pendrives), no system in the world is free from security holes and the iPhone is no exception.
An issue has just been discovered that affects version 2.0.2 of the iPhone software which allows anyone with physical access to the phone, to run applications such as Safari or Mail bypassing any code locks we have defined. Basically the problem is that when we have the phone locked and we click on the “SOS Call” button, we can access our Favourites by double clicking on the start button. If we don’t have any there is no danger, but if (like me) you have your frequently used contacts and among their data there is an email address or web page, just click on them to start the associated application.
If you want to heal in health while waiting for Apple to plug the hole in the next 2.1 version (or maybe in another intermediate update to 2.0.3), you can fix it by entering in General Settings Start button and choosing any of the other two options (Start and iPod). The one that warns is not a traitor.