by Brent Dirks
March 20, 2013
One day after Apple released iOS 6.1.3 that squashed a major lock screen bug, a new issue has been found with an iPhone 4 using Voice Dial. The flaw allows unauthorized access to a phone’s pictures and address book. YouTube user videosdebarraquito first posted a runthrough of the issue. Click here if you can’t see the video. The flaw was later confirmed by iPhoneincanada with just an iPhone 4 running the latest iOS software. A number of steps are involved in the process, including using Voice Control to dial a number and then immediately ejecting the SIM card. Once that is done, an unauthorized user has access to the Recent Call log, Contacts, and all the photos on the device. Fortunately, as soon as the SIM card is reinserted into the iPhone 4, the handset is relocked. If you’re worried about this issue, disabling Voice Control will easily solve it. It is unknown whether the bug is present on the iPhone 3GS running iOS 6.1.3.