iOS 6.1.3 security flaw allows passcode lock bypass… again [VIDEO]

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

iOS 6.1.3 has only just been released by Apple, and already a security hole has been followed – allowing anyone to bypass the passcode lock on iPhones, and access private data on the device.

Embarrassingly for the Cupertino company, one of the main reasons for installing iOS 6.1.3 was that it promised to fix other security flaws that allowed the lock screen to be bypassed.

The flaw was found by “videosdebarraquito”, who seems to be making a hobby of embarrassing Apple by uncovering lock bypass flaws. In a video he demonstrates that it’s not particularly complicated to avoid the iOS 6.1.3 passcode lock if you have physical access to the device and a widget for removing the SIM card…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.