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Icon 1 posted September 19, 2012 19:42      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Dear awesome GC folks,

Since I'm sure more than a few of you have upgraded to iOS 6, I'm wondering if someone could answer a question of mine about Passbook. Everything I read gushes about how it's a feature that 'makes' iOS 6, &c. I've seen plenty of screenshots, but one thing really bothers me - is it protected?! Do you need to enter your PIN to gain access to it? I've gotten the impression that Passbook somehow activates itself if you're in a place that supports it, letting you get to it from the lock screen, though perhaps this is misinformed by people writing all sort of stuff on the Interwebs.

I'm still running iOS 3.x, as I don't have a modern 'magic device,' but the security conscious geek in me would like to know how secure/insecure Passbook is -- minimally so I can better inform modern folks who ask me tech questions.
(If you can walk into a Starbucks and buy coffee without entering your PIN...who's to stop a thief who nabbed your iPhone from doing the same? [And perhaps ringing up a $20 giftcard while s/he's at it.])



P.S./Edit: Whoops...I guess I must have been daydreaming about travel when I created this post with the wrong title. ;P Good catch, Rhonwynn.

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Icon 1 posted September 22, 2012 00:44      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Haha! I read your subject, and I thought you were leaving the country.

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