iPhone 5 hack bypasses lock code

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - February 18th, 2013

An iOS 6.1 hack has been published online allowing users to bypass the iPhone 5‘s pin code.

security hole in the latest version of Apple‘s iOS 6.1 mobile operating system allows anyone to access voice mail, calls, contacts, photos and text messages. The video posted to YouTube shows how anyone can easily bypass the pin code, or passcode, on the lockscreen which many iPhone users have.

The video, accompanied with step by step instructions, shows that Apple’s passcode system isn’t so secure. After a few simple stages, the user must come close to turning the iPhone off and then make an emergency call.

Once the hack is complete, users can listen to voice mails, make calls and browse photos through the contacts app. Navigation elsewhere sends the user back to the passcode screen.

Apple has reportedly acknowledged the security issue and promised a fix. “Apple takes user security very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.” Apple said.




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