iOS 6.1.2 may come next week to fix major security issue
0. phoneArena 15 Feb 2013, 10:10 posted on
The issues with iOS just keep coming. Two days ago there was a major security flaw found in iOS 6.1 which would allow someone to very easily bypass a passcode lock and get into your device. Luckily, word has it that Apple is working hard on a fix, and it could come next week in the form of iOS 6.1.2...
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1. p5yb0rg (unregistered)
Apple needs more than just an update to fix their os.
23. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
Are you willfully ignorant or were you dropped on your head?
26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
And I think he is just a trolling.
28. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
He prefers to be a moron? Odd choice but whatevs.
"Can't fix what was never broken" is a beyond stupid statement since ios was CLEARLY broken, ergo the patch to fix it. Hurrdurr.
29. Luuthian (Posts: 220; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Probably won't happen for at least another year though... I'd be shocked if they had somehow found time to produce a new, world class OS in only the few small months since Apple layed off Scott Forstall.
33. AminahTangkubolan (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
Steve Jobs dead.....
all what left is his ego and his incompetence-yes-man
apple is going down!!!!!
32. AminahTangkubolan (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
A fix to fix a fix to fix a fix to fix a fix.
I thoght apple iphone were the phone that just work...
those NZ police department and best buy will regret that they don't get the android.
2. android_hitman (Posts: 736; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)
And don't forget that Apple never admits a mistake
13. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
You're updating it wrong! ios works exactly as intended!
3. RobotMan (Posts: 140; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Apple, just test your software before release it. Fix to fix another fix.
4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
According to the past, 6.1.2 should fix previous bugs, but in exchange will bring few new bugs.
15. tedkord (Posts: 5871; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Thats generally true of all software, especially operating systems. They're extremely complex and usually different parts are coded by different teams. That makes bugs easy.
27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Agree, there is a part of truth, but not necessarily.
5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2144; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Apple probably leaves these issues for publicity. Look how many are discussing the product.
10. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Crisis Management method to make the importance felt ... have seen this technique employed by many professionals in job who are plagued with a sense of insecurity :)
6. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
I don't see gallitoking and mxy in here talking up iOS and it's supreme advanced security or it's infallibility, since you know Android just got flack for increasing security measures in JB 4.2.2... nope the cowards are nowhere in sight. What the hell is wrong with iOS now that every time you get an update it breaks something else?
I think that as iOS gets more complicated it starts to show it's weakness as a limited OS hence all the security holes that crop up and also it's not open source so it doesn't have the help of the community in catching and shuttering security holes found. Yay, go proprietary!
7. Savage (unregistered)
Amen. Also, you shouldn't be bothered with Mxy's comments. Ignore them. He's a troll, posts his biased views flavoured with full denial towards anything Apple does wrong. He's either terribly stupid or he doesn't really mean what he types, just does it for attention.
Gallito is another thing. He used to be known as an Apple fanboy but atleast his comments used to carry some weight in them. Now they don't, he's just Mxy with a different name.
25. bucky (Posts: 1626; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
You take this phone stuff a bit too seriously calling people cowards. Plus, this is nothing compared to android
8. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
And they say android has issues...................LOL
11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4143; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
iOS 6.1.1 fixes 3G bug with the iPhone 4S, brings security flaws and battery drain. Cool.
14. darkkjedii (Posts: 13774; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
God job apple. If there's an issue fix it in a timely fashion. Keep my 5 in tip top shape.
16. Quezdagreat (Posts: 427; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
it takes apple no time to fix problems can you say the same about android?
18. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Maybe on pure Android OS with Nexus, yes - but you said apple fixes problems in no time...well time has passed and APPLE updates and creates more problems....reminds me of MS with their Windows 'swiss cheese' security updates.
34. AminahTangkubolan (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
NO IT DIDN'T.
The fix introduce another bug...apple rushing the fix.... therefore it doesn't count as 'no time'.
Apple were going down.
It seems they don't have a clean source code.
17. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Hey, where is Mxy - he is always quick to tell us how unsecured (and, not true, of course) Android is.
20. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
A firend of mine just got all his data on his android phone wiped because Google doesn't control dummy fake apps in the Play store. Just sayin'
19. nikenturd (unregistered)
21. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
I don't think this is bigger security issue than the well known Exynos bug, or samsung phones suddenly dying.
30. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
How many got affected due to that? Also it was not easily like by-passing the password.
35. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
The exynos bug resets your device just by tapping on a link, dialing a number. While for the iPhone it's verry tricky and complex and you can just access contacts and photos and even by watching the video it was pretty hard to realise