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Another day, another way to bypass the passcode discovered in iOS 6.1

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Another day, another way to bypass the passcode discovered in iOS 6.1
Recently, a flaw was discovered in iOS 6.1 that allowed people to break into a passcode protected Apple iPhone. While the issue was not addressed in iOS 6.1.1 and iOS 6.1.2 updates, the security issue has become way too serious to avoid. As we previously told you, Apple has passed along to developers iOS 6.1.3 beta 2, which includes a fix for the initial passcode exploit.

iOS 6.1.3 could help fix the flaws

iOS 6.1.3 could help fix the flaws

What we don't know is whether the new OS build includes a fix for another passcode flaw seen on a video produced by Vulnerability Labs. The video shows how the passcode lock can be disabled by dialing and then cancelling an emergency call while playing with the power button. The combination allows someone to gain access to your phone and view your photos and contacts list. The person could even load them on to a PC using a USB cord, while bypassing your passcode protection.

Since the second flaw is connected to the first, it is hoped that iOS 6.1.3 will be able to close both openings at once. Apple has acknowledged the flaws but has not mentioned a timeframe for the release of the next update.

source: VulnerabilityLabs, Threatpost via TUAW

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posted on 26 Feb 2013, 05:05 27

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1309; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


lets hope that iOS 6.1.3.45678910111213 will fix the issue

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 07:15 6

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7665; Member since: 14 May 2012)


"The most advanced OS in the world" seems to be the worst term to use with iOS since 2010. Apple, get your s--- together.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 10:27 2

21. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


iOS 6.1.3.45678910111214 will be the backup patch

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 05:07 2

2. redmd (Posts: 865; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


can we do that in android too?

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 05:58 3

4. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


if you tilt the phone just so you can see the lines left in the face grease on the screen and get passed the pattern lock. Thats about all I can think of.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 06:19

5. valapsp (Posts: 472; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


not practical. :)

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 00:00

23. Ohrules (Posts: 305; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


really? i have used it to bypass my brother's phone pass-pattern countless times... even the most complicated patterns can be guessed

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 06:33 1

8. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Won't work with matte screen protector

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 05:10 9

3. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


it seems apple has to release a fix on daily basis

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 06:32 8

7. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Apple takes 30% for data traffic charges for every bug (fix) released :)

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 06:55 2

10. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Aahhh, maybe that's it.

And/or it's tracking programs

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 06:28 5

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


6.1.3 will eventually fix the problem...but you won't be able to lock your iPhone.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 10:20 1

18. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I pictured that and laughed so hard xD

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 06:55 1

9. wendygarett (unregistered)


Hahahaha!!! I can't stop laughing in front of those mindless iTard fans rage!!

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 06:59 4

11. tiara6918 (Posts: 1342; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Why the sudden change to tizen Wendy?

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 07:20 6

13. lyndon420 (Posts: 1708; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


It's a robot...don't encourage it to type anymore please.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 07:45

14. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I know Wendy . I follow him on twitter .
Just another college guy in Malaysia .

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 08:04 2

15. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1309; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


what Wendy is a guy ...Dafuq :D

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 08:15 3

16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Don't tell me you're already into a fantasy with 'Wendy'?

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 09:24

17. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Ios 6.1.3 will fix this problem...but will come with other problem and 6.1.7 will fix that problem abs come with another problem..

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 10:23

19. phonemonkey (Posts: 162; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


GROW UP

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 10:26 2

20. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Allow me to tell you all about the last time an update flawed any of my Android devices...........................................​..................................................​...................

Oh you're still here?

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 20:08

22. PhonePhazer47 (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


And while your fixing that flaw apple. Fix the flaw that allows you to swipe back a call on lock screen without putting in your passcode!! Or give us a choice in your next (6. Whatever number update)... To turn that feature off.

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