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NewsPoster Feb 14, 2013 09:48 AM
Lockscreen bypass vulnerability discovered in iOS 6.1 [u]
<strong>(Updated with Apple response)</strong> A vulnerability in iOS 6.1 allows people to bypass the iPhone's lockscreen without entering a passcode, reports say. To accomplish the hack, a person has to go to the Emergency Call screen, begin to power off, but then cancel and make a call which should also be cancelled. The phone next has to be put into standby, woken up, and then swiped; the bypass is finally possible by tapping the Emergency Call button after holding down the power button for three to four seconds. The home button has to be hit right away to prevent the phone from shutting off, and users are still blocked from email, messaging, and browsing.<br />
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The <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/279269==http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/14/3987830/ios-6-1-security-flaw-lets-anyone-make-calls-from-your-iphone" rel='nofollow'>trick</a> does let people view and edit contacts though, as well as listen to voicemail messages, or browse photos through trying to add one to a contact. The bug has been verified by a number of outlets, including <em>The Verge</em> and <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/279270==http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/02/14/new-security-hole-in-apples-ios-61-lets-anyone-bypass-an-iphones-lockscreen" rel='nofollow'><em>AppleInsider</em></A>.

iOS has had problems with lockscreen bypasses in the past, namely with iOS 4.1. So far iOS 6.1 has proven a problematic release; people have reported trouble with Exchange support, battery life, and overheating, and in the case of the iPhone 4S, issues with connecting to 3G data. Apple did issue iOS 6.1.1 to solve some of these problems, but only to 4S owners.

<em>Update:</em> Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller <a href=""http://allthingsd.com/20130214/new-iphone-vulnerability-lets-anyone-bypass-passcode/>states</a> that the company is aware of the problem, and is planning to fix it in a later update.
 
FireWire Feb 14, 2013 10:12 AM
iPhone code
Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right B, A
 
apostle Feb 14, 2013 10:21 AM
XYZZY
Do these people get a hold of the source code and study it? Or do they simply have too much time on their hands. I think I'll go and fold some paper currency, see what I can come up with...

=0)
 
Zigster Feb 14, 2013 10:35 AM
uhhh
you do the hoochie coochie and you turn yourself around, that's how you bypass the lockscreen
 
j Robert Hanson Feb 14, 2013 11:34 AM
Really?
By the time I go through those steps I could have swiped another phone.
 
pairof9s Feb 14, 2013 11:35 AM
Ha! HA! HA! HA!
Also, they have to walk 50 paces East, stop, turn north, drop their pants and yell "Apple" 3 times then sit down on the ground while powering the iPhone off, then canceling. At that point, you'll be arrested!
 
BDLatimer Feb 14, 2013 01:48 PM
Konami code FTW
FireWire wins the internet
 
Grendelmon Feb 14, 2013 02:41 PM
LOL FireWire
I just used that last night while playing Gradius on my Wii... haha.
 
chas_m Feb 14, 2013 03:45 PM
It's just a jump to the left ...
and then a step to the ri-i-i-i-ight!

Put your hands on your hips
and pull your knees in ti-i-ight!

But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you in-sane-ane-aaaay-ane!

Let's bypass the lockscreen again!
 
coffeetime Feb 14, 2013 05:54 PM
I heard that if you stare...
really hard into the screen, you can bypass the passcode and see through iPhone.
 
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