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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. (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 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.

"I mean, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone!" -- Jon Stewart on Apple and the iPhone

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