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Another iOS 6.1 lockscreen vulnerability discovered, allows full access to contacts, pictures, and more

Another iOS 6.1 lockscreen bug discovered, will allow contacts, pictures, etc to be transferred via

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:45 pm

More and more bugs continue to be found in Apple's iOS 6.1 update. The latest to be found is another bug that allows people to bypass the lockscreen of a device secured with a pin. This exploit allows direct access to a device's contacts, pictures, videos, and more simply by executing a few easy steps.

 

 

The steps are similar to the previous lockscreen bug that was discovered and involves the same process of making a call to an emergency number. The process relies heavily on the earlier exploit, though this one allows hackers to pull data from the device directly through a USB cable, useful if you want to transfer large amounts of data (read: numerous pictures).

 

Apple has a fix for the first passcode bug already included in the iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 update, though it's not clear if that patch will fix this latest bug to be discovered.

 

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