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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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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.


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