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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2/15/2013 2:19:58 PM
It took you a day to put a spin on it. Started to think that you'd just ignore it as usual. As I've told you before, the reason Windows has been the target of malware/trojans and such is due to its dominance in the OS market and same thing for Android. Targeting OSX/iOS would be like robbing a house in the ghetto, i.e. NOTHING to gain. When/if iOS/OSX ever surpasses Windows, there will be an instant HUGE increase of attacks targeting it. It is just plain logic at work. Crooks/thieves go where the money is. Also with the tech know-how of the average Apple user, such attacks will be even more successful than on Windows.
I know it is truly hard for you to accept any sort of logic dealing towards your beloved but it is reality no matter how you try and spin it. Here we all knew Steve was an off-the-wall sociopath that bent reality to fit his view of the world. You are just as bad if not worse.
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