iOS 6.1 Security Risk: Anyone Can Bypass Your iPhone’s Lock Screen

iOS 6.1 Security Risk: Anyone Can Bypass Your iPhone’s Lock Screen


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The instructions are pretty simple. First you have to pretend to turn the phone off, then make an aborted emergency call, then press the off button and press cancel. That boots you into the full phone app where you can pretty much call or message anyone you like, or even edit phone contacts.

It’s not the first time a trick like this has plagued an Apple device; a similar iOS 4.1 bug allowed the same kind of access. It was fixed with the release of iOS 4.2 — which came out a month later. So if history holds true, it could be a month until we see this patched up. [YouTube via S1riOS6]

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