Apple Promises Fix for iOS 6.1 Passcode Hack

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iOS Passcode ScreenApple has acknowledged an exploit in iOS 6.1 that allows someone to bypass the passcode lock on your iPhone. In a statement, Apple said that a fix is in the works.

“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 brute force hack was uncovered on YouTube and first published by The Verge. The process involves attempting to turn the phone off, then making, and immediately canceling, an emergency call, and holding down the power and home buttons in sequence.

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