updated 11:55 am EDT, Tue August 18, 2009
Apple and iPhone Mail bug
Apple is already fully aware of a critical security flaw in the iPhone Mail client, according to an inside source. The source claims to have proof of the fact, and suggests that Apple will probably fix it with the release of the iPhone 3.1 firmware. Temporary remedies may including rebooting a phone, loading messages several times, or simply waiting long enough.
Some iPhone and iPod owners have discovered that Mail does not fully delete e-mail from the devices, potentially leaving the contents exposed to hackers and thieves. Deleted messages are instead retrievable through a targeted Spotlight search, although it may take multiple attempts to load a message properly. Apple has not commented publicly on the issue.