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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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Apple Acknowledges iOS 6.1 Passcode Bug, Fix Coming in Future Software Update




Following today's significant publicity surrounding a bug in iOS 6.1 that allows users to bypass the iPhone's passcode lock to access the device's phone functions and contacts, Apple has issued a brief statement to AllThingsD acknowledging the issue and promising a fix for it.
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Reached for comment, Apple said it is hard at work on a fix. "Apple takes user security very seriously" spokeswoman Trudy Muller told AllThingsD. "We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update."
The company did not provide a timeframe for the fix.

Apple issued a first developer beta of iOS 6.1.1 last week, but then delivered a public iOS 6.1.1 release only for the iPhone 4S earlier this week. We suspect that Apple rushed out the iPhone 4S bug fix update and that the original iOS 6.1.1 in developer testing will become iOS 6.1.2 as it proceeds through the development and testing process.

It seems reasonable to assume that Apple will have enough time to fold a fix for the passcode issue into this next release, but it is unknown when that update will be made available to the public.

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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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I say the fix comes within the next week.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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why so many bugs with the 6.1, not good apple.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:14 PM   #4
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6.1 happened after so many months of beta and it is already plagued with so many bugs: 4S' bug, exchange bug, and this loophole. Don't know if they rushed or goofed up!
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:15 PM   #5
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why so many bugs with the 6.1, not good apple.
Which bugs are you referring to? I haven't had any problems with 6.1.

This is a security flaw. A minor one at that since thieves are rarely stealing smartphones for the contact lists.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:19 PM   #8
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why so many bugs with the 6.1, not good apple.
They're trying to sabotage jailbreak in an indirect way
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:27 PM   #9
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The way you have to jump through so many hoops to activate this security hole makes it look more like an "easter egg" or "backdoor" than a bug.

How on earth did anybody figure this out? The steps involved are astounding and they are hardly anything that you would stumble upon.

This totally seems like a backdoor coded into the phone by some disgruntled developer at Apple.

Oddly, the only thing this thing will let you access is the phone app -- not the rest of the phone. While that is bad, it is not nearly as bad as letting somebody launch eBay or Amazon with your saved password (assuming you save your password in those apps) and then start buying things.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:27 PM   #10
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why so many bugs with the 6.1, not good apple.
No more and no less than previous iOS versions. Only the iHaters think like you do.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:29 PM   #11
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why so many bugs with the 6.1, not good apple.
This is minor security error at best.

What bugs are you talking about with 6.1?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:30 PM   #12
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To be honest I don't care about how buggy iOS 6.1 is, I look forward to iOS 7 preview in June. Will be the first WWDC without Scott Forstall and may be we see a thing here or there from Ive.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:30 PM   #13
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Which bugs are you referring to? I haven't had any problems with 6.1.

This is a security flaw. A minor one at that since thieves are rarely stealing smartphones for the contact lists.
There's been this and MS Exchange bug. They're both quite high-profile, widely reported. So they've gained quite a bit of attention.

Edit: AND as mentioned below, the 3G bug. Honestly, it has been a pretty buggy release.
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This is minor security error at best.

What bugs are you talking about with 6.1?
Probably meant the 3G bug (fixed in 6.1.1) and the MS Exchange bug (not fixed yet).
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Which bugs are you referring to? I haven't had any problems with 6.1.

This is a security flaw. A minor one at that since thieves are rarely stealing smartphones for the contact lists.
just to list : the 3g issue (which has been fixed), exchange and this passcode.
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Which bugs are you referring to? I haven't had any problems with 6.1.
Heard about Google search engine ?

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This is minor security error at best.

What bugs are you talking about with 6.1?
Heard about Google search engine ?
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Which bugs are you referring to? I haven't had any problems with 6.1.

This is a security flaw. A minor one at that since thieves are rarely stealing smartphones for the contact lists.
"I'm not having any issues so nobody is having issues".

3g issues, wifi issues, exchange issues, lockscreen bypass issue and several others that elude me at the moment.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:11 PM   #18
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why so many bugs with the 6.1, not good apple.
Except that this particular issue was there even prior to 6.1.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:16 PM   #19
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No more and no less than previous iOS versions. Only the iHaters think like you do.
Nope, I think like he does. And I have a lot of Apple products, no Android ones and no Microsoft ones. Lot of mistakes made recently, and brand loyalty is for suckers. Good products get the money.
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Which bugs are you referring to? I haven't had any problems with 6.1.

This is a security flaw. A minor one at that since thieves are rarely stealing smartphones for the contact lists.
People can place calls with this bug too, and listen to voicemail. There are serious privacy concerns here and I wish people would stop downplaying it.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:11 PM   #22
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After an extremely unusual series of steps made to reproduce this bug, all I get is a black screen on my iPhone 5. Of course, getting a blank screen is clearly a bug but not really a security issue.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:39 PM   #23
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Nope, I think like he does. And I have a lot of Apple products, no Android ones and no Microsoft ones. Lot of mistakes made recently, and brand loyalty is for suckers. Good products get the money.
Cosign.

I am the biggest fan of apple but you have to admit the quality of their software qa has gone down. They no longer deserve the 'it just works' tag line.

And guess who's software quality is getting better?
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At the company I work at, we do tests on edge to LTE data on AT&T and Verizon (Sprint is also coming soon). The programmers work hand in hand with the testers to create as many scenarios as possible. We even go to client sites and test new releases. The end client has to be 100% happy.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:31 PM   #25
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And the faithful still insists "it just works." This is how you know when you're a fanboy. When you have patience/understanding and put up with issues after issue (Battery Drain, Exchange Sync, Bypass Security Code, etc...) all the while bad mouthing another OS if it had the same issues. And running back to iOS claiming it just works, and never has issues.
Face it, iOS is just like any other OS. It's not perfect.
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