Flaw in iOS 6.1 lets you bypass password-protected lock screen

Jos

TS Evangelist
A security flaw recently discovered in iOS 6.1 lets anyone bypass your iPhone password lock and access some of your data after following a series of steps. The method is detailed in the YouTube video below and involves making and...

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Did they just move the same team responsible for Apple Maps out and over to the iOS side of the house? I can't believe how problematic updates have become. Apple has not even acknowledged they broke ActiveSync integration in this last release. C'mon, you guys can't afford to screw-up with so many other vendors at your heals.
 
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Heh, I keep hearing of iphones being accessed easily and "bad" programming all around... And companies want to replace more secure phones with this?
 
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misor

TS Evangelist
Noooo!, you are tapping it wrong...

"Exactly how someone came up with such a combination of button holding and tapping is beyond me, but I was able to verify the method on an iPhone 4 running iOS 6.1 and it works."
LOL.

when would my favorite "up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, A, B, A, B, shift, start" make a comeback?
 

tonylukac

TS Evangelist
This reminds me of the payphone days when they were first putting in ess (electonic switching system). If you placed a toll call (one that costs more than 10 cents), an operator would come on asking for more money. If you depressed the switchhook for about 2 seconds and released, the operator would go away and the call would go thru. All money was returned and the call was absolutely free. There was another bug in the later version of ess (ess 5) where you could place a call from the payphone and talk for less than 3 minutes, even long distance. When done, you pressed the switchhook and the operator would come on. You'd tell her you were done with the call, hang up, and the money would return like you were at a slot machine. What did att do about it when they found out? Instead of hiring some technicians they banned long distance dialing from all payphones and then got rid of payphones entirely.


There was a trick at verizon (formerly gte) payphones. If you were placing a 10 cent call, some primative systems allowed you to dial the call and then deposit the money if the party answered, in case the line was busy. You could just talk thru the earpiece and never deposit 10 cents.
 

hahahanoobs

TS Evangelist
This reminds me of the payphone days when they were first putting in ess (electonic switching system). If you placed a toll call (one that costs more than 10 cents), an operator would come on asking for more money. If you depressed the switchhook for about 2 seconds and released, the operator would go away and the call would go thru. All money was returned and the call was absolutely free.
Good one. I remember 10 or so years ago I could send text msgs for free by putting a "+" sign, followed by the number (ie: +14162345656) to send local text messages. It worked for quite a while before Fido patched it.
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
This is very similar to that flaw in ios 5.x.x for the iPad that allowed someone to go to the lock screen, go to the shutdown screen, close the smart cover and get access to the device. Interesting how something similar exists once again.