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Another iOS 6.1 Passcode Exploit Exposed

by Brandon Russell | February 25, 2013

Not only have researchers discovered yet another iOS 6.1 passcode exploit, but they’ve found a way to dump a device’s data, too. After the lockscreen is bypassed, researchers say the vulnerable device can be plugged into a computer via USB and access data like voicemails, pictures, contacts, etc. The trick is actually similar to the previous one but, as the video shows, there are a few more hoops to jump through.

Apple has promised a fix for the earlier discovered passcode exploit when iOS 6.1.3 hits (which will also breaks your jailbreak). It’s unlikely any average Joe phone thief will have the wherewithal to execute this exploit (no matter how easy it is), but it’s certainly disconcerting to know it exists.


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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...