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Re: SYMSA-2007-002: Palm OS Treo Find Feature System Password Bypass
Feb 22 2007 02:51AM
chgsupra1 aol com
I can understand why Palm does not want to fix it. This is my opinion, it stems from feature richness: The initial state the phone is lock and then you received a call, then it provides the user the ability to search for contact/number/meeting/memo...etc (header/prefix only). If this Find feature is blocked, then user would have to hang-up the call and unlock the phone to retrieve the info, then call the user back. I have run into this situation on many occasion, since I did not know of Find feature can be used in this mode.
The SecurityLockFindFix.prc is available to block the Find feature, but for the non-security minded person flexibility may way overshadow security, but that is a personal matter. There is no personal choice when the Palm Treo is corporate own, so the fix should be applied.
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