iOS bug will give unauthorized users access to iPhone

15 February 2013 by
A bug in the latest iOS update for iPhone makes it possible to bypass the screen lock password code and gain access to the phone

Bug in iOS password lock screen

A recent iOS update from Apple contained a security bug which would let anyone gain unauthorized access to contacts, call and voicemail data on an iPhone. The unlocking procedure was revealed by and it shows that the iPhone unlock trick is done in a few seconds without connecting the iPhone to PC or Mac. We have verified the bug on an iPhone 5.

User will not gain access to the all content on the phone, just contacts, the call app and voicemail information. It is also possible to view images in the gallery by creating a new address book entry and browse for contact images.

Apple is aware of the vulnerability and is working on a fix for the passcode bug in iOS 6.1. Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller told AllThingsD that "we are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update"


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Miss UK11 years, 2 months ago
lol im sure apple are doing this deliberatly to get customers in store to purchase another apple gadget
ive not had this issue on my 4S though touchwood
etaab11 years, 2 months ago
Im sure if people dont leave their phones lying around for anyone to pick up, this shouldnt be much of an issue.
Apple do seem to be having a lot of bugs in their software updates these days. Almost as if they're not testing as thoroughly as they used to under Job's leadership.
Miss UK11 years, 2 months ago
There prob to busy coming up with new designs
In other if there tech yet rush out updates which don't
Work properly
6.1.1 has affected my signal + and sometimes
Phone shuts of randomly even though it has say 13%
Once phone is of also u cannot get it back on without
The charger
etaab11 years, 2 months ago
Yeah, S60 Nokia phones used to do that and it would annoy the hell out of me because often it would happen at the most stupid times also. Once, i was away on holiday and it happened. My family were worried something bad had happened to me because it was off all day long. That was my N95.
As for my SE Satio, it did it nearly every day. If i remember correctly, it only had a 1100mah battery which never was enough to power it for a full days use.
Hopefully Apple will resolve your issues soon though.
Miss UK11 years, 2 months ago
Didn't know Nokias had that problem too
Those N Series phones were no doubt good phones
At the time I enjoyed owning those didn't have a problem
Only till I got a x6 I did

Perhaps the battery thing is just its way of needing
Calibrating I've reset my phone let it run flat seems ok
For time being but it's a good thing I got the warranty extended
So I'm not really bothered it just is a pain to travel to a apple store
They need to open a few more stores seriously

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