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

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.

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



1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

lets hope that iOS will fix the issue

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

21. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

iOS will be the backup patch

2. redmd

Posts: 1949; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

can we do that in android too?

4. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 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.

5. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

not practical. :)

23. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

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

8. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Won't work with matte screen protector

3. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

it seems apple has to release a fix on daily basis

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

10. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Aahhh, maybe that's it. And/or it's tracking programs

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

18. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I pictured that and laughed so hard xD

9. wendygarett unregistered

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

11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Why the sudden change to tizen Wendy?

17. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 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..

19. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012


20. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Allow me to tell you all about the last time an update flawed any of my Android devices...........................................​..................................................​................... Oh you're still here?

22. PhonePhazer47

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 01, 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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