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
2/15/2013 8:34:48 AM
Apple never had "mojo". They survive on gimmicks because they have a massive fanbase who believes they are buying a social movement, not a device.
- Terrible phone that didn't even have 4G, which WAS standard at the time of release for 'halo phones'. How did it sell so good? The gimmick of Siri. Yeah remember Siri? It was supposed to "revolutionize" the way you used your phone. Riiiight. It's a glorified Google Voice app. And to further crank up the gimmick, users were told that Siri magically couldn't work on their older phones.
- Jesus, where to begin? We take a bunch of iPad 2 parts leftover, and throw it in a smaller iPad. Errr brilliant? Speaking of "mojo", this is a brand new tablet and the display isn't even "retina". But iTards buy it anyway because...because it's Apple.
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