Yesterday we saw the release of iOS 6.1.3 and that fixed a few lock screen bypass bugs that had cropped up over the last few weeks. Well, here we are now, on iOS 6.1.3 (unless you’re jailbroken), and there is another lock screen bug. Yes, another. YouTube user videosdebarraquito made a video demonstrating the hack (found above), and it really is quite simple. All the user has to do is activate voice control and tell it to dial a number, then when the phone begins to dial, open the SIM tray. This causes the call to fail and fall back to the phone application, where a user can interact with the application just like they normally would, allowing access to the photos of a device to create contacts, etc.
To prevent their device from getting “broken in to”, users can simply go to the iPhone’s passcode lock settings and disable Voice Dial. Users with Siri-capable devices are advised to do the same. In order to exploit this, however, the user would obviously need physical access to the device and a way to quickly eject the SIM card.
What do you think? Can you replicate this? Wondering if the bugs will ever end? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.
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