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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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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.


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