Home Screen: PIN entry screen opens too late RRS feed

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  • When booting up my HTC S740 having Windows Mobile 6.1 installed, the Home screen is displayed for up to two seconds before the PIN entry screen is displayed.

    A malicious user could use this time to read Home screen contents. Depending on a mobile phone's configuration this could be message content, wallpaper content or calendar entries. This could become quite a high security risk.

    I'd like to suggest that - if activated - nothing is displayed before the PIN entry screen is positively confirmed.
    Axel Dahmen
    Sunday, May 17, 2009 12:10 PM