Posted by: David Harley | April 6, 2016

iOS passcode bypass vuln: found and fixed

Vulnerability Labs issued an alert regarding ‘A passcode bypass vulnerability … discovered in the official Apple iOS v9.3.1 for iPhone 6S & iPhone Plus models.’ Also published on Full Disclosure.

For the Register, Richard Chirgwin comments: Security bods disclose lock bypass bug in iOS – Let the wild speculation about just how the FBI cracked San Bernardino killer’s phone begin.

This article also refers: New iPhone 6s passcode bypass lets handlers access Photos and Contacts; here’s how to protect yourself. A later 9To5Mac article details how Apple fixed the issue server-side without the need for an iOS update: Apple fixes Siri passcode bypass flaw and Night Shift + Low Power Mode trick.

David Harley


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