If you are using the shiny new iPhone to conduct your business, there is something you ought to know.  Purple Ra1n and Red Sn0w are two readily available programs that, along with a quick kernel customization installed on the iPhone, allows you to transfer an entire image of the phone to a PC in under an hour, or you can use them to grab live data with about 2 minutes work.  That remote kill feature?  Pop out the SIM card and the iPhone won’t receive the signal to turn off.  

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“AN INSECURITY EXPERT has warned that the Iphone’s built-in encryption software, which has helped to make the posy device so popular with businesses, is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

“I don’t think any of us have ever seen encryption implemented so poorly before,” Iphone developer and data recovery expert Jonathan Zdziarski told Wired.”

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