Automatic Secure Wipe Preference Screen Found In 2.1 iPod Touch

iPhone Alley reader Felipe recently told us about a new security feature in the 2.1 software on the new iPod that lets the user set the device to automatically wipe it’s drive completely after the passcode fails 10 times. A preference screen titled “Passcode Lock” was found, with an “Erase Data” switch that will cause it to “Erase all data on this iPod after 10 failed passcode attempts”.

This will undoubtedly serve as a very useful security feature if a device holding sensitive information is lost or stolen. However, it could also be a major problem if you forget your passcode or small children have access to it.

Thanks again, Felipe!

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