Passcode flaw comes with iOS 6.1

It's not been a good update for Apple, has it? Yes, we're talking about iOS 6.1 again, this time regarding a bypass for the passcode on your lock screen.

The latest hole Apple needs to fill has been demonstrated by a YouTube video, which shows a rather complicated series of clicks needed to get through your first line of security. It isn't easy, but it is possible. Which will almost certainly be a worry to any iPhone owner, especially one who leaves his/her smartphone unattended on a regular basis. Once in, someone else can then view your contacts and photos, listen to your voicemail or do pretty much anything else on your handset.

Right now, there's no way to protect against it. Which is where Apple should come in. The maker has acknowledged the error and is trying to sort it out: 'Apple takes user security very seriously,' spokeswoman Trudy Muller said. 'We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.'

It's not the first problem reported since the arrival of iOS 6.1. Apple had to rush out an update to sort out problems with the iPhone 4S post-update. There's also some grumbles about battery and overheating issues too, although those have yet to be officially confirmed.

Source: AllThingsD

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