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Weeks ago, we told you about the strange bypass allowing anyone to get around the passcode lock screen on your iPhone. On Tuesday, Apple released iOS 6.1.3, which fixed the exploit originally revealed in a YouTube video. So, everything's great now, right? Nope. The same guy found another way around it already.
Back in February, YouTube user videosdebarraquito posted a short video walkthrough, exposing a way to get around the passcode lock screen on an iPhone. The process was fairly simple, only involving a some button presses on the Emergency Call screen. iOS 6.1.2 came and went, with the exploit still active. But on Tuesday, Apple claimed the iOS 6.1.3 update would solve the issue.
Now, we can't say what videosdebarraquito does for a living. In fact, we don't really know who the guy is, other than a clever YouTube video maker. But we do know this: the gentleman has some kind of wacky superpower where he can figure out how to get past a passcode screen with ease. On Wednesday, he posted a new video -- post-6.1.3 update -- showing how to bypass the passcode by using the voice dial function and popping out the SIM card.
How does he figure this stuff out? Videosdebarraquito is like the MacGyver of the iPhone. According to Cult of Mac, the exploit seems to only work on iPhone 4 models at the moment. No word from Apple on when this will be fixed.
Here's a tip Cupertino: maybe hire that guy to quality test those security updates?
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