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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

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Published Mon, Feb 25 2013 4:45 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

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.

Another iOS 6.1 lockscreen vulnerability discovered, allows full access to contacts, pictures, and more | TweakTown.com
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Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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