February 14, 2013
A security bug in iOS 6.1 allows anyone to bypass your iPhone lock screen. In doing so, the intruder can access your phone app, view or modify contacts, access voice mail, or look through photos. The method, which YouTube user videosdebarraquito first uncovered, isn’t difficult to figure out as the attached video shows. The flaw occurs when a user makes an emergency call and then immediately cancels it. From there, one must hold down the power button twice. Take a look: We can confirm that this bug is happening in iOS 6.1. It looks a lot like a bug first uncovered in iOS 4.1, which Apple removed in iOS 4.2. We’re still waiting for a response from Apple about this issue. When we do, we’ll let you know. See also: Apple To Fix iOS 6.1 Exchange Bug In Upcoming Software Update, and Apple's iOS 6 Now Running On Over 80 Percent Of iDevices, Says Chitika.