IOS 6.1 Bug Allows Anyone to Bypass Lockscreen to Access Contacts, Voicemail, Photos
February 14, 2013 10:03 AM
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"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. (
). While Apple fans still abound and
sales remains strong
, the iPhone 5 launch was marred with shocking bugs which included
, and battery life issues. And then there was the
, 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
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:
-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.
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RE: "It's been a turbulent couple of months for Apple" - True
2/14/2013 12:58:01 PM
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.
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