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Apple may sell wonderful products, but they're not entirely infallible -- with the right combination of button presses on an iPhone lock screen, anyone can access the device, as long as it's running iOS 6.1.
Gizmodo is reporting that Apple has another security flaw on its hands, and this one allows anyone who knows how to press the right buttons in the right order the ability to bypass a passcode on an iPhone running iOS 6.1.
We won't offer the instructions here, but they've been lovingly detailed in the embedded YouTube video that demonstrates how to perform the task on an iPhone 5. The trick involves making an aborted emergency phone call and a bit of fancy, quick button pressing.
Needless to say, this trick doesn't appear to have been addressed in iOS 6.1.1, which was strictly released for 3G/4G data connection issues with the iPhone 4S. Now that the security hole has been exposed, you can bet Apple engineers are scrambling to plug it just as quickly with a future update.
Let's be careful out there, folks!
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(Image and video courtesy of YouTube)