iPhone's iOS 6.1 Security Flaw Identified

Author: Dan Reyes
Published: February 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

A security flaw on the iPhone's iOS 6.1 has been identified that can create privacy problems for iPhone owners and users, according to a report.

This latest security glitch for Apple's iOS 6.1 operating system makes it possible for users to bypass the iPhone's passcode security, including that of the iPhone 5, allowing access to your locked iPhone's contacts, voicemails and photos.

This particular iPhone security vulnerability was first identified on the site JailBreak Nation that says, "Today, we discovered a method to bypass the passcode lock on any iPhone running the newest software update iOS 6.1. The method is a bit complicated and will allow access to the phone application. While hitting the home button will relock the phone, the exploit does have potential to snoop through peoples contacts and make calls."

Though this newest iPhone "jailbreak" may sound okay to some iPhone owners, it is also something that is a cause of concern for them if their iPhones end up being stolen by identity thieves, as it has a potential for compromising their personal security and privacy.

Meanwhile, Apple for its part, has issued a statement via website AllThingsD acknowledging the iPhone security flaw on iOS 6.1 saying, "Apple takes user security very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update."

Earlier this week, Apple had also fixed a bug on the iPhone 4S that had impacted the device's cellular performance and reliability by releasing the iOS 6.1.1 update.


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