Posted by: David Harley | February 14, 2013

iOS 6.1 lock screen issue

[Yet another update: it was expected that the iOS 6.1.2 update would fix the Lock Screen issue as well as addressing the Exchange/battery draining issue(s). Apparently it doesn’t, and nor has the Evasi0n jailbreak been addressed so far. Clearly, this one will run and run. But at least it’ll take less battery power…]

[Further link update 15th February: Apple to address security issues in iOS 6.1.2 update in the next week or so. And another hat tip to Randy Knobloch.]

[Update 15th February. Further links: Ars Technica, The Verge, CNET, Sophos, The Register. Hat tips to Randy Knobloch and Anders Nilsson for most of those links.]

I have yet to update my iGadgets so I can’t check directly, but it seems that an old issue has resurfaced with iOS 6.1: Gizmodo has flagged an iOS 6.1 Security Risk: Anyone Can Bypass Your iPhone’s Lock Screen.

I know my Mac Virus posts are getting shorter and shorter as my to-do list gets longer. At this rate I’ll be able to refloat the blog as a Twitter account. [On the other hand, I guess this article is starting to look more like War and Peace as the updates roll in.]

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
Small Blue-Green World

ESET Senior Research Fellow

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