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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 R3T4rd on 2/15/2013 5:36:47 AM , Rating: 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.

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.

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

Yet, he clearly answered his own question.

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.

"Well, there may be a reason why they call them 'Mac' trucks! Windows machines will not be trucks." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

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