Another passcode bypass flaw found in iOS 6.1
Just over a week after a flaw was discovered in iOS 6.1 that grants unauthorized access to passcode-protected devices, a new exploit has surfaced that opens up user data to prying eyes even further. Threatpost reports that the newly discovered vulnerability lets unscrupulous folks connect an iOS device via USB and transfer data -- including photos -- to a computer without needing to enter a passcode.
Apple has publicly confirmed that it intends to fix the passcode security issue that surfaced earlier this month in a forthcoming iOS release, likely 6.1.3. It's not clear if the company is aware of this second flaw or if a fix for it is also inbound. Since this new exploit is based off of the earlier one, it's possible that Apple will be able to kill two data-harvesting birds with one stone.
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