Security Flaw Found in iOS 6.1
The vulnerability can enable anyone to access call logs, contacts and photos on a locked device.
YouTube user videosdebarraquito recently published a method of bypassing the lock screen in Apple's iOS 6.1, iOS 6.0.2 and iOS 6.0.1.
"The issue allows anyone who knows the trick to unlock a phone and access call logs, contacts, favourite contacts, make calls and even access photos on the device by trying to add a photo to a contact," writes ZDNet's Ben Woods.
"The process involves a somewhat bizarre procedure, including an aborted emergency call, the passcode screen and simultaneous presses of the home button and the power button," writes The Huffington Post's Ryan Grenoble.
"Reached for comment, Apple said it is hard at work on a fix," writes AllThingsD's John Paczkowski. "'Apple takes user security very seriously,' spokeswoman Trudy Muller told AllThingsD. 'We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.'"
"This is not the only bug to plague iOS 6.1, however," notes PCMag.com's Stephanie Mlot. "Apple also identified a fix for an iOS 6.1 Microsoft Exchange bug that left iPhones and iPads running the latest OS with 'excessive logging' on the server. The problem was traced to Apple code, which will be fixed in an 'upcoming' software update, according to Cupertino."