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  (Source: Capcom)
"Jill, here's a lockpick. It might be handy if you, the master of unlocking, take it with you" -- Barry

It's been a turbulent couple of months for Apple, Inc. (AAPL).  While Apple fans still abound and sales remains strong, the iPhone 5 launch was marred with shocking bugs which included cameraconnectivity, and battery life issues.  And then there was the Maps debacle, which was so bad that Apple CEO Tim Cook personally apologized to fans, telling them to use Google Inc.'s (GOOG) superior (or functional) products.  There've been shareholder lawsuits over Apple's profit hording and a dramatic plunge in stock prices after margins slid in Q4 2012.

Now there is a security flaw in iOS 6.1 that allows users to simply punch in a series of virtual and hard button presses to unlock an iPhone, bypassing the security passcode.  The instructions are seen below in the YouTube video by VideosDeBarraquito:
 

A text version of the unlock is as follows:

First part:
-Go to emergency call, push down the power button and tap cancel.
-Dial 112 and tap green and inmediately (sic) red.
-Go to lock screen.

Ok...ready for second part:
-Go to passcode screen.
-Keep pushing down the power button ...1...2...3...seconds and before showing the slider "turn off"...tap the emergency call button and ...voilá!
-Then without releasing the power button press the home button and ready...

With Apple currently working on fixing a Microsoft Exchange bug that it also introduced with iOS 6.1, it's unknown if this exploit will be patched at the same time.

Sources: YouTube, Gizmodo UK



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By retrospooty on 2/14/2013 10:55:50 AM , Rating: 2
Co founder publicly states what any and all techies already know. Apple is falling behind with features and funtions
http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/7/3963962/steve-woz...

Consumer reports gives iPhone5 poor ratings
http://www.businessinsider.com/consumer-reports-ip...

Independant reviews show customer sat falling

http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/7/3963962/steve-woz...

Stock falling too, all while its main competition is firing on all pistons and developing circles around Apple. They are still profitable, but defintely peaked. If they dont come out with something compelling soon, sales will start to suffer.




By retrospooty on 2/14/2013 10:57:16 AM , Rating: 2
By Wolfpup on 2/14/2013 11:07:33 AM , Rating: 5
On top of all of that, I'm having problems with the lightening connector...I'm literally on my fourth one since November, as they keep corroding or something...I've NEVER had connections/cables do that before, and these are all ordered straight from Apple...


By Reclaimer77 on 2/14/2013 4:14:01 PM , Rating: 2
The "Lightning connector" is without a doubt the most baffling, idiotic decision they could have made.

However based on your account, Apple is happy as hell. You've paid for four extremely overpriced proprietary connectors in the span of months.


By retrospooty on 2/14/2013 12:20:09 PM , Rating: 5
Dont put words into my mouth you know I didnt say. "failing" did not come out of my mouth and we have had this conversation before. You are well aware, I said sales will start to fall, not that the company will fail. If they dont do something soon to catch up to the rest of the world, the rest will pass them by and they will only be extremely profitable instead of the current record breaking profitable. I am talking features and functionality here anyhow, not profit.


By retrospooty on 2/14/2013 1:31:17 PM , Rating: 2
"You say Apple sales will go down in the next year"

That isnt what I said. I said they are falling behind in features and specs and IF they dont raise the bar and release something compelling sales will start to decline. That may be a year or two away, and that can easily be stopped by releasing a great product.

I will say this, if the next 2 years are more of the same, with the same regurgitated IOS, and minor improvements to iPhone sales will show declines. Then again, rumours of a cheaper iPhone and a larger one are everywhere. Those products would definitely change everything. It would cover the low end and the high end.


By retrospooty on 2/15/2013 8:23:29 AM , Rating: 4
"As far as I can say your position is that if Apple stop coming out with great products, if they stop improving those products in ways that matter to end users"

I think your "rosed over" glasses cloud what you think. What I am saying is they havent been "innovating" lately and if the next iPhone comes out with just a faster CPU and few other minor improvements, but the same 4 inch non-HD screen like the last several iPhones they will start to be passed over by high end phone buyers. Todays Androids are just way better. In other words, Apple needs to do something interesting and different with the iPhone that they havent done since 2007. In other other words, the world, the reviewers and their mothers are all catching on that the iPhone is no longer the best phone around, it isnt even close to the top of the list.


By Reclaimer77 on 2/15/2013 8:34:48 AM , Rating: 5
Apple never had "mojo". They survive on gimmicks because they have a massive fanbase who believes they are buying a social movement, not a device.

iPhone 4S - Terrible phone that didn't even have 4G, which WAS standard at the time of release for 'halo phones'. How did it sell so good? The gimmick of Siri. Yeah remember Siri? It was supposed to "revolutionize" the way you used your phone. Riiiight. It's a glorified Google Voice app. And to further crank up the gimmick, users were told that Siri magically couldn't work on their older phones.

iPad Mini - Jesus, where to begin? We take a bunch of iPad 2 parts leftover, and throw it in a smaller iPad. Errr brilliant? Speaking of "mojo", this is a brand new tablet and the display isn't even "retina". But iTards buy it anyway because...because it's Apple.


By Piiman on 2/16/2013 10:13:54 AM , Rating: 2
"I think our difference is that you think there are signs all around that somehow Apple has lost it's mojo, and I don't. Time will tell which one of us is right."

There are signs you're just too much of a fanboy to see them. You will never admit Apple has done wrong no matter how much time passes or how much their stock value drops. You are the very poster child of what a iFANBOY is.


By maugrimtr on 2/15/2013 9:56:16 AM , Rating: 2
Arguing with Tony is irrelevant. He's a moron.

Also, 10% sales increase would be disastrous. That's even worse then the 2012 results and would signal ever more weakening sales and growth.

The only escape hatches in sight are an iWatch in world which has steadily abandoned watches in favour of mobile phones, and a cheaper iPhone unit which will cannibalize higher margin sales but let them jack into a broader market for growth.


By retrospooty on 2/15/2013 10:46:33 AM , Rating: 2
"The only escape hatches in sight are an iWatch in world which has steadily abandoned watches in favour of mobile phones"

Or making more iPhone models. The rumors are that a cheaper version will be released, and another rumor about a large screen model. That would be a game changer. The 4.8 inch "iPhone math" would be a huge seller and would also go a long way toward dispelling the "Apple in inflexible" with its products perception.


By maugrimtr on 2/15/2013 10:59:19 AM , Rating: 2
It's likely a no brainer that a small iPhone will show up. They need to get into China and other less-than first world markets. The smaller iPad did quite well in that regard.


By maugrimtr on 2/15/2013 11:04:13 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Apple is dooooomed!!


I never said that, Tony. You really have this habit of putting words into people's mouth while pretending not to comprehend what they are saying, don't you?

I said that 10% sales increase would be catastrophic. It was 27% in 2012 (adjusting for missing week over 2011). You predicted a ~66% drop in sales growth. It doesn't take a genius (ask around if you need help) to see that such a drop would be massive shock to their share price.


By retrospooty on 2/15/2013 11:24:00 AM , Rating: 3
"I never said that, Tony. You really have this habit of putting words into people's mouth while pretending not to comprehend what they are saying, don't you?"

Hell yes he does... To have a real debate he would have to be honest.


By Tony Swash on 2/15/2013 12:47:25 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
I never said that, Tony. You really have this habit of putting words into people's mouth while pretending not to comprehend what they are saying, don't you?


You said 'ever more weakening sales and growth' - sounds pretty unhealthy to me :)

quote:
You predicted a ~66% drop in sales growth.


No I didn't. I said "My prediction is a minimum 10% growth year over year averaged from quarterly fluctuations. I consider that a conservative projection"

What's so telling is that none of you guys spouting tales of Apple sales falling, and Apple's business declining will actually say what you think is going to happen. You write about unspecified things but try to make them sound like dead certainties but when pressed not one of you has got the intellectual courage to actual make a concrete prediction.

The questions are simple: In your opinion are Apple's sales of the iPhone and iPad going to to go up or down in the coming year and if so by what sort of percentage? In your opinion are Apple's revenues and profits going to to go up or down in the coming year and if so by what sort of percentage?


By retrospooty on 2/15/2013 1:09:03 PM , Rating: 2
I'll bite...

I think that Apple will release a cheaper iPhone and a larger high end one and that sales will increase. I think that is obvious.

If they dont, and just re-release the same boring iPhone with a few minor improvements, that sales will basically stay where they are, maybe up or sown a small amount, but its a plateau... And eventually it will decline if they dont add something to the iPhone line.

Even you must agree that the iPhone looks pretty pale when comparing to the Experia Z, Droid DNA, or the many other 1080p models announced. Then we have the Galaxy S4 and Motorola X phone coming soon.


By momorere on 2/14/2013 12:58:01 PM , Rating: 5
I really like how far you have to reach down into the barrel to pull out some "relevant" stats, according to you that is. Visitors to stores don't mean a single thing as I visit numerous stores never purchasing a single thing as do millions of others but I'll play your little game.

Wal-Mart has more visitors in ONE (1) day than Apple stores will ever have combined. I really found that graph hilarious.

iTunes total downloads chart is also highly flawed. Just because someone downloads an app doesn't mean they paid for it. I've downloaded countless apps from Google Play that were FREE.

As for the sales per square foot chart, that is flawed as well. I could have a 10x10 room and call it a car dealership and sell cars out of it. After selling 10x $60,000 cars, I would have the same sales figures as Apple.

Oh yeah, your beloved Apple is no longer the most trusted company as they lost out to Amazon. I meant to add that to my other post but I guess having companies having your personal info isn't such a bad thing especially when dealing with Amazon. Guess that is just another invalid "fact" posted by you in your pathetic attempt to spread your meaningless propaganda.

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/amazon...


By tayb on 2/14/2013 1:01:53 PM , Rating: 1
Sales are up double digits across the board. Samsung is selling more smartphones but they aren't more profitable and profit is the only purpose of a business. Wasn't Q4 2012 the most profitable quarter ever? Wasn't Apple the #1 smartphone seller in America Q4 2012? I really don't understand the "Apple is in trouble" narrative. Is the OS stagnant, showing it's age, and in need of a major overhaul? Yes. Has the hardware been redesigned in 2+ years and need something new? Yes. Are either of these "issues" manifesting in lost revenue/sales? No....

I think the iPhone 5 is a pretty good phone. It's very light and has excellent battery life. It's a different phone, fundamentally, from the Galaxy S III or the Note 2. I'm not particularly interested in any of those phones but I can understand why someone would prefer the smaller/lighter iPhone 5. I can also understand why someone would prefer the simplicity of iOS over Android.


By retrospooty on 2/14/2013 1:27:45 PM , Rating: 2
Sales have been great, and well deserved... But my point is pretty much what Woz said... It's falling behind. If it falls much further, sales will start to reflect it. That is a given. Even an Apple fan must look at the latest round of competitive products and see that Apple needs to step it up, agreed?


By KiwiTT on 2/14/2013 1:59:49 PM , Rating: 2
I definitely prefer simplicity ... shesh ... its a Phone. If I want complexity, I have my home computer. Out and about ease of use is more important than features.


By Reclaimer77 on 2/14/2013 3:50:22 PM , Rating: 4
Except Apple is no longer the "ease of use" king. iOS is clunkier, less intuitive, and more restrictive than the competition. Here's a few really good examples if you actually watch all 5 parts. Which I know you wont, but here it is anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiY1kSTHZw

The thing is being more "PC like" isn't a bad thing anymore, because we've pretty much all been experts at using the PC for years now. Android isn't "complex", in a lot of ways it behaves in ways we would expect it to, BECAUSE it's so "PC like". The file manager is VERY familiar and intuitive. Preferences (which Apple mostly hides from the user) similarly intuitive and easy to use/comprehend.

It's 2013. We're not a generation of noob dumbasses anymore who can barely work a VCR clock. Apple's approach of holding your hand and treating you like an idiot just isn't cutting it anymore.


By Rukkian on 2/14/2013 4:01:44 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
It's 2013. We're not a generation of noob dumbasses anymore who can barely work a VCR clock.


Speak for yourself! Pretty much every IOS user I know is this kind of person, and proud of the fact they cannot do anything more cause that would mean change.


By Reclaimer77 on 2/14/2013 4:42:23 PM , Rating: 2
lol Rukkian :D

Not gonna argue with that.

The Mac vs PC adds really went out of their way to make Apple users look like complete brainless morons. People who should just stay away from computing at all costs.

"I plugged my webcam in and it like, asked for drivers??? Like oh my god, so confusing!!"


By retrospooty on 2/15/2013 9:15:43 AM , Rating: 2
"People who say 'we are the more intelligent than Mac/iPhone/iPad users because we bought stuff that's unreliable, insecure, unnecessarily complex and hard use' just look bonkers to most normal people."

I don't think you have actually used a modern PC (Win7 or higher) or Android phone (4.1 or higher) ... Otherwise you would know how ridiculous your comment was.


By R3T4rd on 2/15/2013 9:42:17 AM , Rating: 2
Wow. Way to twist Reclaimer's comments around. Again, you do this to everyone's facts and never argue directly to the point that was posted. Instead you spit out irrelevant mumbo jumbo circumventing the subject.

Even Pirks who used to defend or argue about Apple products had good legitament basis for his arguments where as yours....are just confounded.

They need to add this......

New dictionary word:

Tony Swash (verb) [tonee swosh]
1. To twist facts around arguing and debating irrelevant points circumventing the subject at hand about Apple products.
2. To spew useless information.

Tony Swash (noun) [tonee swosh]
1. DT Poster who defends Appl Inc. every chance he gets and kisses Steve Jobs @ss even after he's dead.


By retrospooty on 2/15/2013 2:42:09 PM , Rating: 2
"Wow. Way to twist Reclaimer's comments around. Again, you do this to everyone's facts and never argue directly to the point that was posted. Instead you spit out irrelevant mumbo jumbo circumventing the subject."

LOL... So true.

"Tony Swash (verb) [tonee swosh]
1. To twist facts around arguing and debating irrelevant points circumventing the subject at hand "


I love this! Just need to add slang = "swashed it" - The act of deflecting the topic with irrelevant facts and avoiding the meat of the conversation.


By Uncle on 2/14/2013 2:09:18 PM , Rating: 2
" Wasn't Apple the #1 smartphone seller in America Q4 2012". May I add that apple in America is protected by judges and politicians, because they figure that apple is an Icon of America, what about the rest of the world. I don't see apple bragging about sales and profit outside American borders. America preaches Free Trade as long as their the beneficiary of the end result. I just see Protectionism at all cost.


By momorere on 2/14/2013 2:17:20 PM , Rating: 2
How dare you tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you Steve Jobs (I mean God)


By Tony Swash on 2/15/2013 7:36:06 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
" Wasn't Apple the #1 smartphone seller in America Q4 2012". May I add that apple in America is protected by judges and politicians, because they figure that apple is an Icon of America, what about the rest of the world. I don't see apple bragging about sales and profit outside American borders. America preaches Free Trade as long as their the beneficiary of the end result. I just see Protectionism at all cost.

Are you really (in public!) suggesting that the iPhone being the top selling smart phone in the US is the result of some sort plot?

If so the only plot is the one you have lost.

"It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought."
       -- John Kenneth Galbraith


By Uncle on 2/15/2013 12:57:20 PM , Rating: 2
So you think apple has honorable intentions when going to court, on their turf, using their influence, to have products, banned from entering the USA. Reads to me of Protectionism of their turf. As I said apple in the rest of the world is losing more court cases then winning, and that includes appeals. Even the judge in California is having second and third thoughts. This thing with apple is all about protecting their turf, if they lose some of their customers to new and improved products from their competitors, I'm sure they won't be going back to apple. This is why apple wants to shut the border down to the competition.


By Uncle on 2/16/2013 11:16:43 AM , Rating: 2
By the way Tony, this just in. "Apple has lost the rights to the trademark "iPhone" in Brazil to a local manufacturer which makes an Android phone called the iPhone NEO. Yesterday the Brazilian Trademark and Patents Office rejected Apple's claims to the trademark "iPhone" in the category of telecoms and the category of electronic devices.


It's
By Scootie on 2/14/2013 10:52:26 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, Apple. Perfection at it's highest. Didn't they have this bug a few years back too?




RE: It's
By Tony Swash on 2/14/13, Rating: -1
RE: It's
By xti on 2/14/2013 12:24:23 PM , Rating: 2
Suburb exposed? that is your home run??

Team Apple is angry.


RE: It's
By momorere on 2/14/2013 12:44:29 PM , Rating: 2
Oh NOES !!! By your logic, I should never ever order another product/service from the internet. I sure am glad you showed me the light. Now I will cancel my Netflix as they also have my full name, email, credit card info AND my real address. How dare a company that sells services/products need my information in order to handle my goods/services.


RE: It's
By Cheesew1z69 on 2/14/2013 12:55:20 PM , Rating: 2
And as if Apple doesn't do it, but Google does it, it's EVIL!

Tony is nothing but an Apple loser...


RE: It's
By Tony Swash on 2/14/13, Rating: 0
RE: It's
By momorere on 2/14/2013 2:19:56 PM , Rating: 2
Come on Tony. Quit giving the usual Swash Spin™. You expect everyone to read everything you post and then agree with you yet you avoid any posts invalidating any of your posts at all costs. I want to here the Swash Spin™ regarding my 2 posts. You and your crazy antics amuse me.


RE: It's
By Rukkian on 2/14/13, Rating: -1
RE: It's
By Tony Swash on 2/14/2013 3:11:22 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
That is easy - becuase numerous idiots in charge want to be cool with their idevice.


So it's got nothing to do with this sort of thing

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/android-apps-l...

or even this

http://www.crn.com/news/mobility/232200015/android...

or the fact that getting an Android OS update which would fix vulnerabilities is for most Android users but a dream.

I know, I know, the Android wave is coming in the enterprise and in government, real soon, any day now, not long to wait.......about the time Apple's sales start to shrink....honest...


RE: It's
By momorere on 2/14/2013 4:06:41 PM , Rating: 2
You must be dizzy 100% of the time with all this spinning. I'll go along with your little game once again. You know how you say that Windows is SO "insecure and vulnerable" ? Well, what happens in your sick twisted little world when/if Apple ever becomes the most widely used OS ? Don't you think that all the malware/spyware/trojans/viruses will migrate over to iOS/OSX ? What then ? Do you think the unicorn horned, mermaid teared, pixie dust covered OS will "just work" and prevent everything thrown at it ? Please enlighten me by atleast answering this post while ignoring all my other posts.

BTW, nice job with dodging/deflecting all others' points as per usual.


RE: It's
By Rukkian on 2/14/2013 4:19:49 PM , Rating: 2
First off, in Tony's mind, there is no if, as apple will continue to add 25% more sales every year, eventually selling 5 devices to every man, woman and child on the planet each month.

As for the malware/spyware/trojans, if you look at the Gosphel according to Jobs, there are no malware/spyware/trojans on any mac. There never has been, never will be. Any perceived bugs are in fact, features.


RE: It's
By Adonlude on 2/14/2013 4:45:22 PM , Rating: 2
Thought that was already happening.


RE: It's
By epollyon on 2/14/2013 11:04:10 PM , Rating: 2
you and the rest of the DT windows loving mob mentality losers think that you know tech better then the Apple gang. However, you do not. Period. There hasn't been any serious comment on apple security. I can still remote wipe my phone. apple can update most devices across the board. these two functions are not possible on android. google can't release a fix for all the android devices and there is no central way to wipe your devices incase they fall into the wrong hands.

part 2. *nix based filesystems are inherently more secure because they are built on user and group access rights, including executable rights. How come, with all of apple's incredible sales numbers and "pathetically tech illiterate user base" has there only been a couple malware outbreaks. MALWARE. Thats not even a virus or a worm or anything akin to the things plaguing windows over the years. Seems like it would be a great ecosystem for 'hackers' to take advantage of. you know, with us illiterate researchers and medical students and veteran unix users. lol oyu kids are a joke.

tony might not always be on the ball, but you guys are way off the ball. alas, be hard on apple, but be hard on everyone while you're at it. competition is healthy.

i'm still waiting for an ecosystem that compares to that of Apple's. Give me a killer objective SDK, hardware accelerated everything, *nix (bsd> linux) under the hood, and a base hardware set and i'll switch over in a second. why base hardware? so that you can do across the board updates for your approved devices incase someone finds a work around for something like a lock screen, but without having to accommodate for all the different hardware configurations that might complicate something like a OS update.

flame on losers


RE: It's
By R3T4rd on 2/15/2013 5:36:47 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
*nix based filesystems are inherently more secure because they are built on user and group access rights, including executable rights. How come, with all of apple's incredible sales numbers and "pathetically tech illiterate user base" has there only been a couple malware outbreaks. MALWARE. Thats not even a virus or a worm or anything akin to the things plaguing windows over the years. Seems like it would be a great ecosystem for 'hackers' to take advantage of.

Gotta love this one. I ROFLMAO!!! I don't even know if he was talking iOS or OSx? Regardless which OS he is talking about, He's clueless. And good thing he does not write viruses, trojans, etc., for a living cause it would be a lost cause.

quote:
you know, with us illiterate researchers and medical students and veteran unix users.

Yet, he clearly answered his own question.

quote:
i'm still waiting for an ecosystem that compares to that of Apple's. Give me a killer objective SDK, hardware accelerated everything, *nix (bsd> linux) under the hood, and a base hardware set and i'll switch over in a second. why base hardware? so that you can do across the board updates for your approved devices incase someone finds a work around for something like a lock screen, but without having to accommodate for all the different hardware configurations that might complicate something like a OS update.

Now son, if you are talking PC OS, what you just stated above is WINDOWS. If you are talking Mobile OS, Android is clearly the winner currently. But...wait, lets see what happens a few years from now with Windows 8. Hopefully Windows 8 can compete with Android and iOS so in the end, all of us consumers win!

Nuff said. And if ever you wondered about MAC/OSX/iOS users, this should clearly answer all your questions.


RE: It's
By Piiman on 2/16/2013 11:13:59 AM , Rating: 2
pssssst you can remote wipe a Android phone. I suspect the rest of your post is just has wrong. Now go away iSheep


RE: It's
By Tony Swash on 2/15/2013 1:27:07 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Well, what happens in your sick twisted little world when/if Apple ever becomes the most widely used OS ?


The iOS installed base is already 40% of the Window installed base but no malware.

quote:
Well, what happens in your sick twisted little world when/if Apple ever becomes the most widely used OS ? Don't you think that all the malware/spyware/trojans/viruses will migrate over to iOS/OSX ?


No it won't. The reason Windows became the vector for criminal malware was because it had a very poor security structure through many of it's earlier versions, versions which are still used by hundreds of millions of people. Once the Windows based malware community was firmly established and flourishing it became almost impossible to kill. Windows orientated malware is just a fact of life for the Windows community. Malware on PCs is and will always remain a Windows based phenomena, Everything I had said about Windows also applies to Android in the mobile arena.

MacOSX and iOS are both based on inherently very secure unix and have always had more robust security than Windows and Android. iOS, the operating system that will within a relatively short time period have a bigger installed base than Windows, is doubly protected by the App Store system of curated software. Ridiculously dopey fandroids actually complain about software curation in the Apple App store whilst simultaneously championing the platform which is the vector for 90% plus of all mobile malware. The only one metric in which the Android platform out performs the iOS platform is in malware.


RE: It's
By momorere on 2/15/2013 2:19:58 PM , Rating: 2
It took you a day to put a spin on it. Started to think that you'd just ignore it as usual. As I've told you before, the reason Windows has been the target of malware/trojans and such is due to its dominance in the OS market and same thing for Android. Targeting OSX/iOS would be like robbing a house in the ghetto, i.e. NOTHING to gain. When/if iOS/OSX ever surpasses Windows, there will be an instant HUGE increase of attacks targeting it. It is just plain logic at work. Crooks/thieves go where the money is. Also with the tech know-how of the average Apple user, such attacks will be even more successful than on Windows.

I know it is truly hard for you to accept any sort of logic dealing towards your beloved but it is reality no matter how you try and spin it. Here we all knew Steve was an off-the-wall sociopath that bent reality to fit his view of the world. You are just as bad if not worse.


RE: It's
By Rukkian on 2/14/2013 4:15:14 PM , Rating: 2
I swear you are just an apple pr program stuck on the same links. Are there apps that take too much info? Yes, as I said every platform has issues. That does not change what I see both in my experience with several companies, nor from the multitude of collegues I speak with personally in the industry. Most companies with a clue are moving away from the policies of the past and realizing that a phone is a very personal item, and while one device may work for some people, it is not what would work for others. They then allow for choice by the end user. There are programs out there that do not put the data (email, documents, etc) on the phone, and instead basically stream it when you need it. This gets around potential security for the most part and allows users the freedom to use what they want.

Are there idiots out there that should never own anything that would allow them to do harmful things? - Yes, but those people should not use a pc, mac, ios, BB, Android or anything.

I, unlike you can admit there are flaws in every system, and a stupid user can mess up just about any technology. The majority of "hacks" that happen nowadays are from phishing attacks and idiot users, not from vulnerabilities.

Biased links exist and studies can be found that pretty much prove anything. Unless it is published in some sort of peer reviewed proven way, I don't give credability to any of your links. Most are done by appletards or idouches trying to prove that they made the right decision and getting others to follow them cause they are cool.


RE: It's
By Piiman on 2/16/2013 11:09:08 AM , Rating: 2
Tony have you ever noticed how NO ONE ever agrees with your insane iSpin? Geezzz man get a clue, you're an iLoser.


How is that even..
By SilentSin on 2/14/2013 10:53:34 AM , Rating: 5
How do people actually find these kinds of exploits? Is there an iPhone Power magazine they subscribe to with cheat codes in it or something? I can understand software vulnerabilities but this is like the Konami code on crack.




RE: How is that even..
By kleinma on 2/14/2013 11:10:00 AM , Rating: 3
They dig into the SDK or try to decompile the code to look for potential flaws. It is a lot of trial and error, just like most cracking.


RE: How is that even..
By othercents on 2/14/2013 12:02:14 PM , Rating: 4
Just waiting for Apple to say it was a "feature" to allow Genius Bar staff access when iPhone users forgot their passwords. Must happen a lot to require this feature.

Other


RE: How is that even..
By xti on 2/14/2013 11:10:26 AM , Rating: 3
DT MOB: ARE YOU DEFENDING APPLE!??!!!!!11


RE: How is that even..
By bcwang on 2/14/2013 11:11:09 AM , Rating: 2
Its like putting the monkeys in a room to write Shakespear, if you put enough monkeys in a room long enough randomly hitting keys eventually by random chance something will come out looking like Shakespear wrote it.

Gotta admit your avg apple user probably resembles the monkey


RE: How is that even..
By GotThumbs on 2/14/2013 1:31:36 PM , Rating: 2
I'm sure they are repeating to them-selves...while scratching their heads.

"It just works, It just works, It just works..."

Welcome to reality people. Nothing is perfect, but you should always be cautious of anyone or any company that claims them/their product to be.


RE: How is that even..
By MrBlastman on 2/14/2013 11:39:52 AM , Rating: 2
Hah! This unlock reminds me of the old Windows 3.1 screensaver bypass/unlock.

Back in the day you could password protect screensavers in the old OS so if you left your computer, nobody could get on it. This was particularly useful in environments like college dorm rooms where you didn't want nosy roommates on your PC.

Or so you thought!

I remember the day I bypassed a friend of mine's and roommate's password screen. It was pretty simple, actually but required some dexterity and finesse. It involved a series of mouse clicks and keyboard presses at the right time but it could be done. Needless to say the guy was in shock afterwards and found us on his PC. Quite funny. :) We did no harm but the thrill of just doing it was enough to try.

People figure out these things because they're board and just enjoy doing it, like other people like playing stuff like Minecraft.


RE: How is that even..
By PapaBear on 2/14/2013 12:02:39 PM , Rating: 2
I remember Windows 98 logon screen security flaw. Just boot PC, when you get to logon screen just click "Cancel" and boom, your in. No password needed. :P


RE: How is that even..
By GatoRat on 2/14/2013 1:07:51 PM , Rating: 2
They often stumble across an issue and then work methodically backward in trying to reproduce it. This is what makes the top software testers so valuable. In other cases, the exploit is a backdoor the engineers put in for testing and forgot to take out (or figured it was so obscure, it didn't need to be taken out--big mistake.)


article check
By kleinma on 2/14/2013 10:49:45 AM , Rating: 5
Jason,

I don't normally rag on you too hard, but where the hell is your editor???

quote:
simply punch in a serious of virtual and hard button


quote:
-Dial 112 and tap green and inmediately red


quote:
fixing a Microsoft Echange bug that it also introduced with iOS 6.1


does
quote:
While Apple fans still abound
make sense?




Can't repro like the video
By kleinma on 2/14/2013 11:09:07 AM , Rating: 2
I can make the flaw happen on an iPhone 4s 6.1.1, but I have to hold the power button the entire time after access to the phone has been obtained. Unlike the video, as soon as I release the power button, the phone goes back to the lock screen.




Wait...
By Fidget on 2/14/2013 1:39:53 PM , Rating: 2
How the hell did this work when he forgot to rub his tummy and spin on his tippy toes 3 times?




It's a feature, damnit! FEATURE!!
By DukeN on 2/14/2013 2:09:16 PM , Rating: 2
I had a vision from Father Jobs last night in my wet dreams and he said so himself!

Kneel to the features, minions! KNEEL!




another side affect of this flaw
By kleinma on 2/14/2013 5:02:56 PM , Rating: 2
I noticed something else that I don't think has been outlined in the article (or others I have read).

Once you do this on the phone, and then you finally do unlock the phone fully, it never locks again until a reboot.

I have my iPhone 4s set to auto lock after 1 minute of idle. However once I do the flaw and then unlock the phone, it never does actually lock again. Rebooting the phone makes it start locking again after the 1 minute timeout.




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