toggle

AAPL Stock: 99.18 ( -1.57 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Researchers find second iOS 6.1 lockscreen bypass

updated 04:28 pm EST, Mon February 25, 2013

Could allow pulling data via USB

Another lockscreen bypass vulnerability has been discovered in iOS 6.1, says Vulnerability Lab CEO Benjamin Kunz Mejri. The second is similar to the first one, in that it involves iOS' Emergency Call feature. "The vulnerability is located in the main login module of the mobile iOS device (iPhone or iPad) when processing to use the screenshot function in combination with the emergency call and power (standby) button," Mejri writes. "The vulnerability allows the local attacker to bypass the code lock in iTunes and via USB when a black screen bug occurs."

The bypass could potentially allow someone with a stolen device to pull contacts, voicemail, and/or other content off of it. It's unknown if the iOS 6.1.3 beta fixes the new exploit; while dealing with the same general problem, v6.1.3 may or may not solve a fundamental bug.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Tylt Energi 2K Travel Charger

Backup batteries and device chargers are objects that many users take for granted. They often only one-dimensional in functionality, r ...

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

toggle

Most Commented